This Atlas Peak Chardonnay is every bit as dramatic as the Sabrego Godello (below), but for different reasons. The lush qualities in this wine are mainly oak inspired but the fruit is strong enough to shine through.
Medium deep gold. Beautiful scents of limey French oak, apple, citrus and flowers. Extravagant is a good word for this wine. Rich in texture and flavor. And at the peak of maturity.
Atlas Peak is a pricey source of wine grapes, but Cameron Hughes buys excess produce at closeout prices. At $15 from World Market, this was a very good value.