Late Harvest White Wine
2011 North Coast< Back to all Chardonnays
The combination of Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay resulted in a late harvest wine that is complex, penetrating and pure, with striking apricot, peach and pineapple aromas and flavors. While the texture is rich and mouthcoating, concentrated acidity from the cool growing season gives this wine great energy and lift. Aging in 50% new barrels added beautiful nuances of cinnamon, clove and sweet spice, but otherwise the oak is barely noticeable. This wine is everything we set out to achieve. We think it’s stunning.
Retail Price: $55.00
- 94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
“Good full, deep, bright gold. High-toned aromas of apricot nectar, peach syrup, pineapple and marzipan, plus a whiff of flowers. Viscous, pure and super concentrated, with strong harmonious acidity amplifying the intense flavors of apricot, honey and spices. This compellingly glyceral, dense sweet wine shows a distinctly saline impression of extract and has the powerful acid spine to gain in nuance with bottle aging. Very long and expressive on the aftertaste.”
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