Our 2010 Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay possesses compelling aromas of intense ripe pear, Meyer lemon zest, peach nectar, white flowers, fennel pollen and beeswax, framed by subtly spicy toasty oak. An opulent yet focused entry foreshadows a mouthfilling mid-palate with broad textured supple fruit flavors, finishing with a fascinating balance of length, richness and minerality.
"Enormously ripe and rich - this is honeyed, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It;s creamy, too, with a butterscotch accent. The magic comes on the finish with a swirl of acidity and dry mineral. Decadent but never cloying, this defines the ripe California style."
"A long, mostly cool growing season with plenty of moisture in the soil produced this fragrant Chardonnay. Its green apple fruit shows oak in savory earth tones rather than sweet toast; the oak accentuates the floral character of the wine, bringing acacia flowers to mind. It finishes bright and zesty, leaving the mouth refreshed. Serve it with grilled prawns."
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