90 Points | International Wine Cellar , August 2009
Straw-yellow color. Compellingly ripe yet subtle aromas of apricot, peach pit, pear and spicy vanillin oak, lifted by a note of orange blossom. Dense and broad on the palate, with noteworthy richness and depth. Serious, broad and very fresh for this warm year, but with stony minerality giving lift to the flavors and grip to the lingering finish.
The way chardonnay...
should taste. Fruit is pure and focused. California needs to take notice of these type of whites. I just bought another case.
Now my #1 estate in Burgundy. This is even for lovers of California chardonnay. You will not get tired of this wine and it does not run you the price of a Puligny or even a Meursault. Downright delightful.
A winning Chardonnay
This delightful wine is what I want in a chardonnay. Immediately drinkable and a good dinner wine.
Read More Member Reviews »
1/12 - went well with dinner: white bean soup to start followed by thick-cut bone-in pork chops in an apple cider/apple cider vinegar reduction, potato-leek gratin and sauteed French green beans with caramelized shallots. Will be very flexible with food - even though we've got oceans of good white wines, I'm glad we got at least 1/2 case of this...
What a nice surprise!
Twenty dollar, age worthy, chard based white wine? Not normally. Well, you can find it right here. Pleasant medium-heavy on the tongue with pleanty of butter without being over the top. Hint of new French oak, complimented by nice mineral characteristics. Rated maturity 2020? Won't last that long in my house! I'm telling my friends. Better hurry.
The Corsin VV is a case buy. Smooth and slightly creamy but not overly-oaked. Recommend drinking a tad warmer than usual. Wine softens up with a little of air.
An Enjoyable, if not overpowering St.Veran
A fresh aroma, with citrus, apple, and pineapple. A tangy flavor with a medium body. A long finish with little complexity. OK value.
The finest red and white wines of Burgundy set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At their best, Burgundy wines are the world's most aromatically complex, silky, and seductive wines, thanks to their ineffable combination of fruits, flowers, minerals, and earth, and their ability to project flavor authority without excess weight. But first-rate Burgundies are produced in limited quantities. Burgundy is a minefield for the...
Read More »
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...
Read More »