Mirassou California Chardonnay 2011
Our Mirassou Chardonnay exhibits intense aromas and flavors of stone fruits such as peaches and nectarines, as well as tropical fruits like pineapple. Secondary flavors of melon, pears, citrus, floral, and vanilla notes combine with a creamy mouth feel which culminate in a pleasantly concentrated finish.
For over 150 years the Mirassou family has crafted uniquely expressive wines made with equal parts optimism and California sunshine. Sharing the gift and joy of winemaking has been the Mirassou family's great privilege for six generations, and it continues today. Learn more about the Mirassou Winery by visiting www.mirassou.com
Editorial Reviews for Mirassou California Chardonnay
Big lemon, green apple and slightly foxy grape aromas hit the nose followed by touches of wood spice and tea leaves. Fairly round and creamy, at least creamier than past vintages of this. There's a touch of sweetness supporting juicy green apple, green plum and vanilla flavors. The finish shows a hint of woody bitterness, vanilla, and a touch of heat, but that won't show if this is chilled. 84pts Acidity: Medium Perceived Sweetness: Medium Low Oak: Medium Low Spicy Flavors: Medium Savory Flavors: Low Fruity Flavors: Medium Intensity of Flavor: Medium Weight in Mouth: Medium
External Reviews for Mirassou California Chardonnay
Balancing intense fruit flavors with delicate aromas and subtle hints of oak, Mirassou wines embody the optimism and pioneering spirit passed down through six generations of the Mirassou family. Featu
Displays intense fruit flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and green apple. These primary flavors are complimented by secondary flavors of pear, melon, citrus, and floral characters. Subtle oak influences contribute a subtle creamy and vanilla character, resulting in a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine.Crisp and delicately structured, as a result of the cooler but sunny growing conditions that provide naturally firm acid levels, this wine is extremely food friendly. It is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to three years.
Balancing intense fruit flavors with delicate aromas and subtle hints of oak, Mirassou wines embody the optimism and pioneering spirit passed down through six generations of the Mirassou family. Featuring a uniquely approachable style, this Monterey County Chardonnay honors the Mirassou family's heritage while appealing to a new generation of wine enthusiasts.
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