The 2005 Mirassou Monterey County Chardonnay displays intense fruit flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and green apple. These primary flavors are complemented by secondary flavors of pear, melon, citrus, and floral characters. Subtle oak influences contribute a subtle creamy and vanilla character, resulting in a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine.
Crisp and delicately structured, as a result of the cooler but sunny growing conditions that provide naturally firm acid levels, this wine is extremely food friendly. It is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years. Balancing crisp fruit flavors of peach and nectarine with hints of tropical fruit and vanilla, Mirassou Monterey County Chardonnay is a unique expression of California's cool-climate coast and a bright expression of California's most celebrated growing regions.