Wednesday, September 29, 2021

2010 Chalone Vineyard Estate Chardonnay, 2010

When this wine was released, a Wine Enthusiast reviewer described it as "overoaked." Most overoaked wines die an early death but not so with anything from Chalone Vineyards. At 11 years of age this wine is singing. 

Deep, mature gold. Rich nose of warm bread dough, ripe apples and vanilla with floral notes. Has the body and texture of a Puligny Montrachet. The flavors may have an oak tint but they are Chardonnay through and through. Ripe but with good acidic grip. Even at this stage of maturity, I would buy more.

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