This (Lot 11) is not your average California Chardonnay- no over-oaked, butterball here. This is a refreshing, almost desert wine. A light, fruity bouquet, a mouth full of vanilla, honey, and even a hint of orange marmalade, balanced with just the right acidity. Delightful, and priced right.
External Reviews for Grayson Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley
Pineapple, papaya and nectarine notes are ripe, bordering on candied, with a nice twist of acidity that keeps this from being cloying. Soft and tasty. Drink now.
The 9,000-case cuvee of 2007 Chardonnay exhibits elegant pear and lemon blossom characteristics, medium body, good acidity, a hint of wood, and an attractive finish. Drink it over the next several years.
Very bright and tangy in tangerine, lime and nectarine flavors, with bright acidity, this wine also boasts a firm, steely minerality.
Almost too good to be true, there are nearly 15,000 cases of the 2009 Chardonnay Lot 2, which is a naked Chardonnay offering lots of crisp, elegant, unbuttered popcorn, tropical fruit, pear and citrus blossom characteristics. This medium-bodied white possesses surprising fruit intensity and overall balance. Fresh and pure, it is ideal for drinking over the next year. This is a remarkable operation producing relatively large quantities of wines that offer sensational value.
The 2005 Chardonnay offers aromas of poached pears and apricot jam in a medium-bodied, fruit-driven, tasty style. It is best consumed over the next 1-2 years.
There are 15,000 cases of the 2008 Chardonnay, which is completely fermented and aged in stainless steel. Elegant honeysuckle, orange blossom, and tropical fruit aromas are followed by a nicely-textured, medium-bodied Chardonnay displaying outstanding purity, freshness, and overall equilibrium. Enjoy it over the next year.