Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay 2009
The Chardonnay has a medium light, pale yellow color, with wonderful aromas of mixed ripe green-apples and pears, French oak and Chardonnay flavors. There is racy acidity which includes hints of citrus and Meyer lemon with minerality as its core component from start to finish. There's also just a hint of toastiness on the finish.
Smith-Madrone is a family-run estate-bottled winery dedicated to producing fine wines wines exclusively from its own vineyards. The winery was founded in 1971 with the purchase of 200 acres high atop Spring Mountain west of St. Helena in the northern Napa Valley.
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Concentrated, intense orange, apricot and mineral flavors characterize this Chardonnay, as does a brisk cut of acidity. It handles the 100% new French oak, with notes of buttered toast and sweet wood sap almost dominating. But then the ripe fruit com... Wine Enthusiast. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Smith-Madrone Chardonnay 750ml
Concentrated intense orange apricot and mineral flavors characterize this Chardonnay as does a brisk cut of acidity. It handles the 100% new French oak with notes of buttered toast and sweet wood sap almost dominating. But then the ripe fruit comes swirling back providing dynamic tension. Drink this flashy young Chardonnay in the next few years with lobsters scallops and mushroom risotto. Wine Enthusiast.
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