J Vineyards and Winery 2009 Chardonnay - 90pts
Availability: Costco and direct from winery here
Production: 8000 cases
Date Tasted: August 29th, 2012
Tasting Notes: This is the right kind of California oaked Chardonnay; big and buttery without the loss of balance. Melon, caramel apple and pear aromas greet you on the intense nose followed by similar flavours on the rich, textured palate with added white chocolate, lime rind and lychee notes. The finish is long and refined with a light mineral edge. Very food friendly for cream sauce pastas and risotto dishes or enjoy a chilled glass as you sit by the fire this winter. Drink 2012-2015.
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