April 24, 2021 - Medium Yellow color, intense mineral driven (wet rocks) and lemon/lime citrus providing plenty of acidity, trace of iodine and a faint floral and butterscotch end note. A long intense finish ended our last bottle. A perfect wine to balance the richness of butter poached Alaskan halibut cheeks. Reading through several CT notes for this wine it is surprising the high variability in opinions. Ours were purchased upon release from Rhys and kept at 55 deg and high humidity. No decline in quality was observed.
May 21, 2020 - Butterscotch, white flowers, rich and round with good acidity. Goes down easy.
May 15, 2020 - Fragrant nose and lively palate with citrus, mineral, and a hint of vanilla which carries to a moderate finish. Continues to drink well with a bit more mature fruit and vibrant backbone.
April 17, 2020 - Austere.
April 16, 2020 - Bright gold color.
On the nose, white flowers, quite tropical (guava), and a touch of smoke.
Full quite ripe palate. Orchard fruit, baked apples. Broad mid palate. A touch of spice. Carries itself well across the palate. I think a touch past peak here, but showing better than some recent notes.
April 1, 2020 - lots of acid but where's the fruit?
March 7, 2020 - Golden color. mature aromas of carmel, baked peach, and pineapple, but just short of honeyed over the hill scents. Broad palate with nectarine, golden apple peel and lime zest, with some nice acidity left. Notable that it lacks minerality. Rich, balanced, mature. Drink up.
January 25, 2020 - Well this was in a great place tonight! Lovely Chardonnay that is light bodied, with mineral and naringin.
January 5, 2020 - Crumbly cork and wine while not obviously corked, was dull and weirdly oily in texture. Hopefully an off bottle.
January 4, 2020 - Another Saturday at Chevalier...Mostly Blind 2010 (Chicago IL): Very dark color for its age with apple cider vinegar notes emerging.