This offers ripe-pineapple and lime-juice aromas, as well as white peaches and wet stones, in a very expressive mode. The palate has a very smooth core of mellow, cashew nuts and white peaches with some very assertive and dense, fleshy-peach and praline notes to close. Drink or hold.
Pale yellow-gold. Highly expressive, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh melon, pear, tangerine and succulent flowers, along with saffron, vanilla and floral nuances that build in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as liveliness on the palate, offering mineral-accented Meyer lemon, nectarine, Anjou pear and honeydew flavors that pick up a spicy accent on the back half. Emphatically repeats the pear and spice notes on the impressively long, subtly sweet finish, which delivers powerful thrust and a touch of smoky lees.
The 2017 Chardonnay VGW features scents of grilled peaches, honeycomb and elderflower, with savory undertones of mushroom powder and flint. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated, satiny and expansive, with focused acidity to match, and it has a long, quietly intense finish with lingering flinty tones.
Rich and plump, with well-structured baked apple and toasted spice flavors that linger on the long finish.