Beautiful golden color and fragrant floral and citrus aromas, with a reminiscent of wet pebbles. A note of hazelnut from the elegant oak carries through on the palate. Bright and crisp, with a creamy and soft mouthfeel, nicely framed by some toasty oak - not too much, just the right level. Excellent balance throughout the long aftertaste.
"Is that a touch of botrytis on the nose? Or does that apricot come from the Rued clone of Chardonnay? Either way, this dry wine offers vastly complex layers of fruits, spices, minerals, white flowers and smoky new oak. It’s exotic, a Chardonnay that marches to a different beat and demands some understanding on the part of the taster."
Had this with a Thanksgiving style meal of Turkey, Ham and the usual Turkey Day sides. Part of the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. My wife really loved the wine. Definitely on the Buy Again list.