The White Bones Chardonnay has a bright green-yellow color. The nose shows an excellent mixture of citrus fruit interwoven with white fruit notes and vanilla flavors. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated showing ripe pear, apple, and apricot flavors with salty notes. The finish shows bright, clean acidity and wonderful length.
The high acidity of this wine complements oily fish such as salmon, swordfish and monkfish as well as heavier seafood dishes prepared with butter and cream.
"The 2009 White Bones Chardonnay also comes from Lot 1 of the Adrianna Vineyard and the name refers to the calcareous deposits in the subsoil. You can tell that Alejandro Vigil included a little botrytis here. It has another bewitching bouquet of hazelnut, crushed stone and white peach that would shame many a Burgundy Grand Cru. The palate has a touch of honey and apricot on the entry. It is beautifully balanced with subtle white peach and apricot notes mingling with pear and quince towards the poised finish. Stunning. Drink now-2025+."
The Wine Advocate
"Slightly deeper yellow than the White Stones. Less stony and scented on the nose, hinting at gingerbread and an exotic honeyed quality today. Then distinctly thicker and creamier in the mouth, but with lovely acidity and a saline element giving the wine a three-dimensional texture. This very densely packed, ripe, butterscotchy chardonnay needs at least a couple years of patience. Weightier and fuller than the White Stones."
International Wine Cellar