Sour start. Tart. Lemon, honey
Here's a good value treat. Nice perfume, so take a long, deep self-indulgent breath. You'll taste an equal balance of flowers and citrus on the tip of your tongue. If you're one of those people who fish the lemon peel out of your martini when no one's looking, you'll want to slosh this poor man's nectar to the back of your tongue to make the most of the pleasantly bitter aftertaste.
subtle fruit, subtle sweet, with taste
Sneaky sweetness and light oak combine to make this a crisp and springy pleasure.
External Reviews for St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay
Ginger, orange peel and Asian spices give this a tea-like flavor. The texture is unctous, the finish toasty and brown, sweet enough for a Vietnamese fish curry.
The melon and honey flavors of this wine gain their structure from oak, and from the maltiness of the lees. It finishes soft. Serve chilled as an aperitif.
Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 89 EDITORS CHOICE "The dryness and minerality of this wine, combined with its clean, brisk elegance, make it a very nice partner for shellfish. The flavors are lemons, limes, and ripe, crisp white peaches."
The barrel component adds a toasty complexity to complement the fruit and pear aromas on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, this Chardonnay has ripe fruit flavors, crisp, high acid in the mouth and a rich, lingering finish.
Trim and flinty, showing quince, lemon, citrus peel, lime and green pear flavors that are delicate and complex. Drink now through 2013.
Fifty percent of the 1999 Chardonnay Sonoma is fermented in American oak. It possesses a Mâconnais-like character that reveals subdued oak and prominent fruit (citrus and other tropical fruit), medium body, and a clean, refreshing finish.
Rich and flavorful, with a lovely range of ripe pear, honey, fig and apricot, plus pretty touches of vanilla and butterscotch. Very good quality, very nice price. Drink now through 2006.