An effusive bouquet of roasted chestnuts, brioche and narcissus. Bright acidity on entry with notes of kumquat and quince paste, balance by latepalate
minerality. With time in the glass or decanter, the signature savory and muskiness of this wine emerge. Delightfully energetic and fruity in
its youth, this is a Chardonnay that will continue to develop richness and complexity with cellaring.
"Classy and delicious, this shows all you could ask for in the way of flavors of ripe tropical fruit and rich oak, with a buttery, creamy texture. With bright acidity and a firm minerality at its center, it’s also structurally balanced and elegant."
"The 2010 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard is gorgeous. Sweet apricots, succulent pears, flowers, honeysuckle and mint are some of the many nuances that are woven together in this highly expressive, nuanced Chardonnay. The Sangiacomo finds its minerality on the mid-palate, which propels the fruit through to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Bright yellow-gold. Ripe orchard and pit fruit faromas are lifted by zesty mineral and ginger nuances, with notes of vanilla and mace in the background. Fleshy and expansive on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering fresh pear and nectarine flavors and a touch of honey on the back. Closes sappy and long, with lingering spice and orange zest notes."
International Wine Cellar