Sunday, May 6, 2012

Oak Valley Elgin Chardonnay 2010 92 Points

Clear, day bright, pale straw with white rim, medium concentration, medium plus viscosity.

Clean, medium plus intensity, arresting profile, Meursault like from a very good producer, delicately ripe citrus, fleur d'oranger, tangerine, pineapples, lime zest with hints of honey, toasty pistacchio, warm popcorn, quartzy minerals, stony and flint, complex and layered.

Dry with high acidity, fresh and energetic, medium bodied, minerals follows through, crunchy, nutty, yet still tight and firm, will be more generous the honeyed, light cream texture will be more prominent with cellaring, elegant and so Burgundian in profile, best describe as still embryonic.
High complexity and long persistent lenght.

Best revisited from 2015, if cellared properly will develop and drink well up to 2025+

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