88 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2009
($38; this fruit came to the Pinsons via an exchange of parcels with another grower) Good bright yellow. Soft citrus aromas show a honeyed richness but with a hint of flowers providing lift. Fat, sweet and supple, with relatively soft flavors of peach, orange and honey. The sweetest and easiest to drink of these 2007s today. Finishes with good subtle length and grip.
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine lovers who have come to think of Chardonnay as weighty and thick will find Chablis a revelation. When grown in the cool clay-and-chalk soils around the sleepy town of Chablis, at the northern reach of Burgundy, Chardonnay is transformed into one of the world's most cerebral and distinctive white wines. With its brisk...
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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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