Sebastiani Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from USA
Review Date : 08-Jul-2014
Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with light green on the edge. The bouquet is full of fresh and lively yellow stonefruit and citrus aromas intermixed with butterscotch MLF notes, nuances of bacony oak and subtle, mouthwatering flinty elements. Medium-full bodied, fulsome stonefruit and buttery flavours feature on the palate. The mouthfeel is bright and lively, with fresh, zesty acidity, balancing the fruit richness, and the flavours are carried along a fine-textured line, leading to a crisp, dry and elegantly proportioned finish. This is fresh and crisp Chardonnay with stonefruit and buttery flavours and a dry finish. Match with seafood and poultry over the next 3-4+ years. 98.8% Chardonnay with 0.2% each Rousanne and Viognier and 0.8% other whites, hand-picked and WBP, approx. half barrel-fermented undergoing MLF, the remainder cool-fermented in tank to 13.9% alc. Two-thirds of the wine was aged 10 months in new and seasoned French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. 17.5/20 Jul 2014 RRP $20.99

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