2011 Ceritas “Porter Bass” Chard
Light golden color.
Rich nose of seashells, vanilla and lemons.
Very pure, young, lipsackin’ lemon/lime fruit with brisk, spicy, dry, minerally, cleansing finish.
Love this wine and had no problem with the strong acidity as this wine reminded me of a newly released top-flight Chablis.
You know, the kind that can remove enamel from one’s teeth when young!
Based on past experiences with this wine, I am confident that the acid will tame down and the fruit will continue to fill out.
All that is needed is patience…
Funny this comes up along with the note on the '11 Peter Martin Ray. Repeating myself, this, the Porter Bass, was my first Ceritas Chard, and to me all the mineral and acid just didn’t add up to Chardonnay. So the other night I’m drinking an '11 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet. After a bit I thought…hmmm…this reminds me of the '11 Ceritas PB. And at 14 bucks. I bought more Pepiere. Different strokes.
Holding on to my other bottle of this for awhile to see what happens.