Chalone Estate Chardonnay 2019 Rated 93WE EDITORS CHOICE
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Wine Enthusiast Review Review
Recent vintages mark a return to grace for this historic property, where Winemaker Gianni Abate is bringing life back to the wines. This bottling begins with a tight citrus-peel element on the nose as well as crushed sea shell. The texture is very rocky in a pleasant way, carrying fresh flavors of yuzu peel, jicama and Asian pear.
Capturing the distinctive characteristics of our unique terroir, our Estate Chardonnay holds fragrant aromas of ripe pear, green apple, hazelnut, vanilla and baking spice. Bright fruit flavors glide across a lithe and supple midpalate, balanced by toasty oak and a creamy texture. The vineyards limestone soils leave a distinct footprint with a crunchy rock minerality that persists through the middle and holds the finish. The fine balance of vibrant acids with weightier oak influences makes an excellent match to rich, creamy foods such as soft cheeses and chicken dishes with heavier sauces.