Deep gold in its maturity. Very bright. Beautiful bouquet: peaches, pears, lemon custard and vanilla. More of the same on the palate. Medium bodied. Expressive flavors but suitable elegance for a California Chardonnay icon. I prefer unoaked Chardonnays but must admit that this is a very enjoyable wine that has aged very nicely over 8 years. At the right price, Robert Young Vineyard is always on my buy list.