TN - 2010 Chester's Anvil Chardonnay - Sonoma Coast

First things first - kudos to Steve and Carole and Claire and Aaron for the
BEST TASTING NOTE EVER!!! [cheers.gif]

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This is not a California-style Chardonnay. Really a deft touch on this wine… everything is in balance. Very Burgundian in style; on the nose there are white flowers, orange blossom honey, green apple, and hints of lemon zest. The wine has both a steeliness and a minerality that I usually only get from Burgundy (Chablis in particular). Is it apparent that I liken this to Burgundy???

The palate is ripe green apple dipped in honey and lemon curd, with a hint of minerality. There is a moderate dose of acid leading to a relatively long finish. Does not really show the 14.3% ABV depicted on the label.