TN: Enfield, Montevertine

Been awhile since posting any tasting notes, so let’s go with 2 of the most recent:

Enfield, Chardonnay, ‘Citrine’, California, 2017
Plastic cork, but wine was still fine and fresh but reminded me more of a Austrian riesling than a chardonnay. Green notes, with cilantro, white pepper, green herbs and green pepper. Lightly acidic and a lightweight body. After a day or so, it picked up hoppy notes. 12.8% B+/A-

Montevertine, Toscana IGT, 2009
Odd fill level, at below top shoulder. Cork cracked upon opening with half going into the bottle. Not an auspicious beginning, but the wine was fine. Not really fragrant at opening, but the palate shows off beautiful strawberry and Rainer cherry in a medium-weight package. Plenty of crunchy acidity to please anyone wanting a crisp red during summer, but this feels delicate, more like an Alto-Piedmont wine than a Tuscan one from a warm year. Only 13%. A-