Bright and lively, this medium-bodied Chardonnay opens with pleasing stone fruit and light
tropical aromas with hints of vanilla. On the palate, the wine offers a soft, creamy texture that
surrounds the solid fruit core of melon, pear and mango. Aging in French oak lends a roasted
almond character to this rich, ripe and perfectly-balanced wine.
"The 2006 Chardonnay Belle Terre Vineyard (which sees full malolactic fermentation) offers more tropical fruit, honeyed apricot, and hints of mango, orange marmalade, and brioche. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and tasty, with good acidity as well as a long finish, this stunning value should last for 2-3 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Reminiscent of the 2000, this wine has a crisp, linear character that emphasizes minerals rather than the overt tropical fruits the vineyard shows in warmer vintages. It’s a fine, dry, acidic Chardonnay whose oak-infused lemon and lime flavors will complement sourdough bread and cracked crab."