Kumeu River Chardonnay Kumeu Estate 2008
'Top 100 Wine of 2011 (#76)' and 92 points Wine Spectator: A wonderful balance between crisp, steely notes of citrus, pear and green apple and complex flavor nuances on a smooth texture, with floral, lime peel and tobacco details. The finish just goes on and on. Drink now through 2016. (6/30/11)
Complex on the nose, with fresh crispness tempered by sweet pear, apple, and white peach notes. Peach, green apple and lime notes with soft tangy acidity on the palate. I also get a really faint note of smokiness or tobacco. I don't really notice much oak. Great length.