2011 Monte Sereno Vineyard Chardonnay
This golden yellow colored chardonnay is layered with fruity notes of pineapple and citrus and creamy aromas of vanilla bean and cinnamon. This fuller bodied wine continues on the palate with rich flavors of crème brulee and caramel balanced by a wet stone minerality and fresh citrus. This well balanced chardonnay has bright acidity that leads into a clean, long finish. Try pairing this wine with sautéed sea scallops or paella.
91 Points. Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. (no new oak): Light yellow. Mineral-accented aromas of orange, poached pear, ginger and anise, with a leesy undertone. Juicy, penetrating orchard fruit and citrus zest flavors gain flesh and spiciness with air and pick up a hint of sweet butter. Packs a solid punch but shows no excess weight and finishes with very good clarity and mineral-driven persistence.