2011 Ceritas “Peter Martin Ray” Chard
Medium golden yellow color.
Intense lemony nose.
Powerful citric/pineapple entry led to a very long, firm, Ultra-Minerally finish with licorice undertones.
A ton of dry extract with fine acid assures that this pup will enjoy a long life with certain future positive development.
A very young, Chablis/Chassagne style of Chard and a standout in every way!
Congrats to John and Pheobe on another killer wine!
Forget about this for another 5 years and expect it to age and improve for an additional decade at least…
Cant remember if it was the PMR or the PB that people were complaining about from this vintage. I on the other hand loved all their 2011 chards, its nice to see a CA producer embracing vintage characteristics for once, sameness is boring to me.
My recollection is that it’s the 2011 Porter Bass that has gotten mixed reviews. Pretty sure it’s not the '12 PMR because I skipped that one and have regretted that decision based on subsequent tasting notes posted here.
Steve, I went to CT and checked the notes (as well as my own). You’re quite right that the 2011 PB has some mixed reviews. My note was also a bit mixed (nice enough, but not showing much depth when tasted). The 2012 PMR also has a couple semi-mixed reviews, with several tasters noting that it’s richer than the 2011 (one stating it’s flabby), and stating their preference for the 2011.
Thanks for the correction, Mark. The shape certainly looks like a Zalto but I figured they wouldn’t use something that pricey for tastings at the winery. The wines certainly tasted great from that glass, but I think that was more due to the wine than the glass!