Product DescriptionWine Advocate Review
Made in a bigger, more structured style, the 2011 Chardonnay Reserve Speciale is 100% barrel-fermented, sees 100% malolactic fermentation, and is aged nine months in a combination of new and neutral French oak. It is then cellared for an additional six months in 100% one-year-old French oak. The wine exhibits lots of white peach, orange marmalade, honeysuckle and lychee aromas. This deep, full-bodied, richly fruity white reveals good delineation and intensity. A super-strong effort in 2011, it should age well for 4-5 years.
Wine Tasting Notes
Refined aromatics of citrus blossoms, white peach, toasted almonds and vanilla. The palate is balanced with flavors of citrus and red apples, bright acidity and a long finish.oak with orange, tangerine and a bit of apple. It has a bright finish of honeyed oak.