2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay Magnum
The 2010 vintage was the second in a string of three cooler and later-than-average harvest years. “Slow and low,” that was the tempo… This was one of those years where patience was the order of the day, and we were rewarded with excellent flavors and great juice chemistries.
Rich and intense aromas of lemon, lime leaf, citrus flowers, and a touch of honey before moving into spicy pie crust and a hint of mascarpone creaminess. The citrus trend continues on the palate with a firm acidity and tropical star fruit. Excellent mouthfeel with big full texture and a mouthcoating creaminess that nicely complements the white stone fruit (nectarine and peach) and slight green apple fruit flavors. The finish has a pleasantly subtle marzipan nuttiness – all topped with a nice hint of flint.