Nothing better than a well aged Chardonnay and fatty, cold water fish. This bottle is our go to pairing for grilled steelhead trout.
Nose is evolving since my prior post, oxidized green apple peel and cold caramel.
Palate is lightly sweet lemon curd/custard, baked red apple, cooked lemon, warm granite dust and a zing of acidity on the close.
Our feline house managers pestered for comfortable portions on the trout, they are good boys and girls, generally, so we endulge.
Great night listening to Hugh Masekela and Mongo Santamaria on the HiFi, everything complimented!
One bottle left, then we move along to the next vintage. — 17 days ago
Light yellow very slight orange, apple, acid, smell is melon and lemon, nice woody ending that comes off as tannins — 3 days ago
Not a big Chardonnay guy, mostly because of the California style, but this wine is complex and unctuous. Great balanced acidity with a strong mineral, like wet slate. This is the first Chardonnay I have truly loved in a long time. — 14 days ago
Clean gold green color. Medium body. Citrus marmalade with distinct salinity on the nose, flavors of mild oak and aloe alongside fatty fruits and dry floral earth mixed with pleasant bitterness. — 2 days ago
Light lemon cantaloupe, color is yellow, smell is minerally, oystery, melony, buttery — 2 days ago
A lovely example the vintage. Impeccably balanced with just enough richness to off set the acidity. — 17 days ago
Notes of lemon cello and honeysuckle, perhaps green apple jelly rancher. The mouth is light and refreshing, with a pleasant tart finish. I almost taste some slight toasted oak on the finish, but it’s 100% stainless steel. Great with food or by itself. For the price, it’s a solid Macon-Charnay. — 4 days ago
Medium lemon color with developing aromas of apple, toast, butter, vanilla, lemon, blossom and nectarine. Dry, medium alcohol, medium (+) acidity, medium body. Pronounced flavors of toast, apple, pear, peach, and vanilla. Long finish. Very good quality. Drink now, but has potential for further aging. — 20 days ago