2011 Castello di Amorosa Chardonnay "Reserve - Bien Nacido Vineyard"
Winery: Castello di Amorosa
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve - Bien Nacido Vineyard"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Barbara County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,344
KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: October 27, 2013
Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chardonnay opens with an attractive pear bouquet with a hint of oak and On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, creamy and rich. The flavor profile is a mild lemon butter with nicely integrated vanilla oak. I also detected a hint of Bosc pear. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. I would pair this very nice traditional styled California Chardonnay with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Ripe and fruity wine, with tangerine and flowery orange blossom complemented by exotic pear, fig, and honeydew melon aromas and a creamy, toasty oak bouquet. Silky and mouth-filling, this is an impressive style of concentration and intense flavors of tropical fruit, peach and hazelnut that are harmonious and provide a delicious, lingering aftertaste.
Organic status: not organic
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