Well, tonight I needed a white wine to cook with so, I saw this laying in the cellar, as it was leftover from the party we hosted last month for Stefania Wines. Thankfully, the recipe only called for about a 1/3 of a cup, so that would leave plenty to enjoy with dinner.
Nice golden straw color in the glass, with a nose of green apple and pear. Minor nuances of passion fruit, and definitely some oak here. You can also sense the alcohol on the nose, but at almost 15%, this doesn't surprise me one bit.
On day 2, the oak has managed to settle out a bit, but it's still there. Don't get me wrong, I like oaked chardonnays, but this seems just a bit intrusive to me. Call me crazy, but as most of our readers know, we really love chardonnay from Kistler, Aubert, Rivers-Marie, Auteur, etc.
I'll refrain from rating this wine, but for those of you who have them in their cellars, who are not big fans of oak, I'd hold for another 2-5 cheers. If you like the big oaked chards, this should be right up your alley! Cheers!
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