The 2006 vintage has turned out to be one of the best for Chardonnay, and our 2006 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has turned out to be a stunner! The vibrant golden hue in the glass invites you to aromas of tropical fruit, nutmeg, citrus, and spice that continue onto a palate that is crisp, complex and vibrant. The balance between the toasty oak, acidity, and flavor components are impeccable. Enjoy this wine in the near term; but give it some time in the bottle and you will be rewarded handsomely.
"Ever since Demi Moore tried to seduce Michael Douglas in the blockbuster movie “Disclosure,” Pahlmeyer’s Chardonnay has been a hot ticket. What might get lost in the glare of Hollywood is that the wine is superb. The 2006 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, all made from old Wente clones, represents about 1,200 cases of sensational Burgundian style Chardonnay with leesy notes of brioche, nectarine, honeysuckle, orange rind, and some pear and pineapple. Beautiful fruit, full body, great acidity, and a textured mouthfeel make this a sensational Chardonnay to drink over the next 5-7 years."
The Wine Advocate