When opened the wine has a piercing stone/mineral over citrus aroma similar to a Schloss Vollrads Qmp. With air banana & tropical fruit aromas emerge & the wine has a full CA Chardonnay fruit taste nicely complemented w/ an oaky dryness & noticeable (13.9%) alcohol. Tasty but not as smooth as the Sonoma Cutrer but nice @ the lower price. From 2d 1/2 btl: Wow, give it a couple days in a VacVined .375 ml bottle & it softens, becomes heavier & picks up slight apricot notes; nice! Note: this is the only vintage since `99 not rated >87 in major wine publications. Good buy ~ $12. T/WM898.