Chateau Ste. Michelle, “Indian Wells” Chardonnay, Washington 2008
Crisp, elegant, and precisely focused to show off a beautiful pear, meyer lemon and toasted almond finish; remaining lively with a long finish.
D’Arenberg “Olive Grove” Chardonnay, Australia, 2006
The Olive Grove Chardonnay is a slightly green, brilliant mid-straw color and typically exhibits attacking, fresh and lifted melon complex fig and cashew aromas.
Fransciscan “Cuvee Sauvage” Carneros, CA, 2011
Pretty apple, honey & lemon aromas, with hints toasty oak.
Kendall Jackson, “Avant”, Monterey CA, 2009
This refreshing Chardonnay bursts with intriguing layers of fresh pineapple, bright green apple, crisp Meyer lemon, juicy pear and wildflowers. The wine’s refreshing acidity and sleek mineral notes are balanced by a rounded mid-palate with a long, pure fruit finish.
Leeuwin “Margaret River” Chardonnay, Australia, 2003
Distinctive. with earthy pear, grapefruit and dusky spice aromas and flavors, remaining lively and juicy through the long, multilayered finish. The oak is well-submerged under the other characteristics, making for a harmonious feel.
Pio Cesare, “Piodilei” Piedmont Italy, 2004
Lots of vanilla, apple and honey character, with just a hint of butter. Full-bodied, with lightly oily apple and pineapple flavors and a long finish.
Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Napa Valley CA, 2005
Fresh, floral aromatics offer citrus and yellow apple scents. Sleek and balanced, this finishes with a hazelnut note.
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