The 2010 Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay possesses compelling aromas of intense ripe pear, Meyer lemon zest, peach nectar, white flowers, fennel pollen and beeswax, framed by subtly spicy toasty oak. An opulent yet focused entry foreshadows a mouthfilling mid-palate with broad textured supple fruit flavors, finishing with a fascinating balance of length, richness and minerality.
"Enormously ripe and rich - this is honeyed, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It;s creamy, too, with a butterscotch accent. The magic comes on the finish with a swirl of acidity and dry mineral. Decadent but never cloying, this defines the ripe California style."
"A long, mostly cool growing season with plenty of moisture in the soil produced this fragrant Chardonnay. Its green apple fruit shows oak in savory earth tones rather than sweet toast; the oak accentuates the floral character of the wine, bringing acacia flowers to mind. It finishes bright and zesty, leaving the mouth refreshed. Serve it with grilled prawns."
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Fruity & Smooth
Oaky, somewhat buttery initial aromas that quickly give way to apple and pear components. Smooth fruity flavors (mostly apple and pear) with some vanilla oak in the background. A hint of butterscotch emerges in the aromas and flavors as the wine warms from refrigerator temperature on the first day. On the second day, aromas show a bit of a citrus component in addition to apple and pear components; otherwise, very similar to the first day. A Chardonnay that can be served well chilled. Surprisingly consistent in aromas and flavors from refrigerator temperature to cellar temperature. Medium bodied with a crisp, slightly tart, and somewhat oaky finish. A good food wine as well as a good wine for sipping by itself.
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