Gap's Crown Chardonnay is clear and brilliant with straw bale yellow
tones. Her nose will have you swooning: pineapple, coconut,
creme brule, and butterscotch. She has crisp acidity yet she's
full-bodied and tastes of honeysuckle. Her finish is long and
"This grows on the western edge of Sonoma Mountain, where it meets the winds and fog of the Petaluma Gap. The vineyard ripened a rich California chardonnay in 2010, a huge wine that retains bright and zesty freshness. The tone of the fruit is orange and gold, from honey to pumpkin spice and citrus pith. Try it with sea bass sashimi."
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"MacPhail has built a solid fan base for its many Pinot Noirs, but, as this nicely made wine attests, it can show a winning hand with Chardonnay as well. Long on ripe, apple-like qualities and laced with deft notes of toast, herbs and stones, it is at once both fleshy and firm with plenty of richness apparent throughout. It is still fairly young, yet it holds nothing back, and it will make dandy drinking with alder-smoked salmon or richly sauced chicken fare."