Estate Chardonnay Reviews
The top Chardonnay is the 2016 Chardonnay Estate, which is all from the estate DeLoach Vineyard and spent 15 months in 30% new French oak. Light gold-colored with notes of lemon curd, white flowers, and poached pear, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a light, graceful texture, and good acidity. It's a clean, balanced, impressive Chardonnay.
The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is scented of croissant, pastry and lemon cream with ripe yellow fruits and tropical touches in the background. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy texture, it has good layers of ripe fruit, creamy and honeyed nuts in the mouth with a long finish.
The 2015 Chardonnay Estate is intensely scented of lemon zest, yuzu, mandarin peel and freshly sliced apples with touches of crushed rocks, honeysuckle and baking bread. Medium to full-bodied, it has an understated minerally/savory personality in the mouth with a beautifully creamy texture and harmonious freshness, finishing long and chalky.
From the producer’s estate vineyard planted on the Olivet Bench, this sublimely textured white is perfumed, zesty and complex. It delights in voluptuous layers of pear and honey in equal measure, showing both sides of deliciousness, fresh and fruity.