The 2006 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay is bright with citrus, apple, peach, and vanilla aromas. Rich, mouth-filling flavors of grapefruit, citrus blossom, white peach, and sweet oak lead to a crisp finish with a lasting impression of spicy oak.displays ripe pink grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon-lime flavors complimented by a delicate oak-spice. In the mouth, lush flavors of peaches, pears, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit and green apple lead into a nicely textured mid-palate. Lingering notes of vanilla and citrus offer a balanced and crisp finish.
"This is a big, fat, unctuous Chardonnay marked by exceptional ripeness and smoky oak. Yet it never loses sight of balance. It’s powerful in candied or pie-filling pineapple jam, Mandarin orange zest, apricot brûlée and vanilla custard flavors that are completely dry and accented with crisp acidity. This is an amazing price for a wine of this quality. Sommeliers, buy this beauty by the case. — S.H. (2/1/2009)" - Rated 90, Wine Enthusiast
"Green-tinged yellow. Poached pear, apple and melon aromas are given depth by smoky lees. Pleasantly bitter flavors of ripe orchard fruits and toasted grain pick up a sweet honey note with air. A plump, inviting style of chardonnay that finishes with lingering spiciness." -Rated 88, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar