The 2010 Melville Verna's Chardonnay boasts a bright yellow gold hue, fresh aromas of pineapple rind, dried cilantro, sourdough, and lemon meringue spring from the glass. Other notes of almond skin, key lime, honeycomb, and fresh ricotta drift in the background. The palate is bright and vibrant while ending round and complete.
"The 2010 Chardonnay Verna's was fermented and aged in neutral oak with some batonnage. It presents deep, rich layers of tropical fruit, butterscotch and spices, all of which come together nicely on a rich, textured frame. The Verna's finishes with excellent lushness and body."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Bright yellow-gold. Fresh pear and melon aromas are complemented by dried fig, iodine and jasmine. Tight and slow to open, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a touch of tarragon. Shows very good clarity on the finish, which features notes of bitter quinine and citrus pith. This wine benefits a lot from air and has the balance to reward patience; it is also an outstanding value."
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