Vine Cliff Los Carneros Chardonnay 2006
This is a terrific wine, extremely powerful in fruity flavors. It impresses for its sheer volume. Waves of apricots, nectarines, pears, green apples, butterscotch, buttered toast and smoky, vanilla-tinged oak surf the palate, carried along on a wave of crisp acidity.
A rich, creamy-textured style, with layers of ripe fig, melon, apricot and jazzy smoky, toasty oak that gives this depth and complexity, with an expansive range of flavors. Drink now through 2011.