2008 Chardonnay, Zabala Vineyard
Fermented and aged in 100% new French oak this wine displays toasty hazelnut and graham cracker notes in concert with focused fruit aromatic of apple, spiced pear, citrus and flinty-mineral aromas in the bouquet. Rich and round, the texture on the palate is viscous yet abundant with bright acidity.
92 points - Wine Enthusiast, August 2010: "This is a big, ripe, rich and oaky Chardonnay, the kind that will seduce lots of people with sheer dazzle, although only 135 cases were produced so it’s likely to be hard to find. Dry and crisp, it’s concentrated in pineapple tart and peach marmalade flavors, accented with plenty of sweet, smoky oak, and brightened with crisp Monterey acidity."
91 points - RJonWine.com, 8/23/10: "Oak, citrus, apple nose; tart apple, lemon palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts." - Richard Jennings
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