Opalescent pale straw color introduces a big, bold, opulent chardonnay, fragrant with ripe, freshly cut pear, Fuji apple and white nectarine. Viscosity and structure define a palate bursting with layered flavors of ripe tropical fruit, lemon meringue, vanillin and dulce de leche that persist through the citrusy notes on the long, spicy finish.
"The 2007 Bramare Chardonnay has more obvious oak in light of the fact that it was aged in 50% new French barrels for 11 months. The nose also reveals tropical fruits, vanilla, white peach, and mineral notes. Plush on the palate, it has superior depth, layered flavors, and outstanding length. Drink it over the next four years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Rich and showy, but nicely detailed, with grilled hazelnut and brioche notes weaving through the plump apple, pear and fig flavors. Long and juicy on the finish. Drink now. 443 cases made. "