Chappellet Chardonnay "Estate" 2011
With a veritable sea of California chardonnay out there, it's nice to find and "old hand" like Chappellet still in the picture putting out really good juice."Pure and focused, with ripe pear, melon, white peach and floral scents. This is rich without being weighty, offering complexity and detail, gaining depth on the finish." - Wine Spectator
Editorial Reviews for Chappellet Chardonnay "Estate"
Tight on the nose and a bit youthfully grapy with fine oak framing notes and a core of lime pith and heirloom apple fruits. Tight and focused in the mouth, there’s a touch of wood spice sweetness here supporting fine, ripe apple and creamy almost peachy flavors. The texture really opens up on the mid-palate where this gains richness and power as well as a light mineral note that drives the long finish. Attractive with spiced apple flavors and subtle oak layered over the mineral notes on the long vanilla tinged finish. Elegant and rich. 92pts