Chardonnay is more transparent to its vineyard sourcing than any other varietal; you are really brought back to the vineyard-to the growing conditions, the effect of soil and climate. Green Valley is a simple, beautiful and distinct place and our Chardonnay reflects this.
The vibrant flavors and impeccable balance of the 2007 Green Valley Chardonnay prove that this grape varietal loves chilly climates. Old vines bathed in cold Pacific Ocean fog give this wine its complex citrus, pear, pineapple-guava, tropical fruit and white flower notes. The crisp, balanced acidity and richly textured palate create the perfect framework for the lush fruit flavors. Crème brûlée nuances from malolactic fermentation and French oak barrels lace the aromas and flavors, and then gently linger on the finish. This wine makes an exceptionally delicious complement to appetizers, creamy soups and rich seafood dishes.
"Combines crisp ripe pear, apple and honeydew melon fruit with spicy, toasty, cedary oak, gaining body and depth on the long finish. Drink now through 2012."
"Orogeny has a very good track record with their Chardonnay, and they’ve held back on the price, which is good news for consumers. The '07 is oaky and ripe, with pineapple tart, pear jam, green apple butter, honey, vanilla cream and smoky cedar flavors."
I don't know all the fine phrases for the full and mellow overtones or the fresh crisp finish, but I can say my wine of choice is chardonnay and this one did nothing wrong.
A little too bitter of a chardonney for me.