The 2012 Etude Carneros Chardonnay has a powerful and fatty nose, a well balanced oakiness and lots of delicious butter on the palate.
Their website writes “Delicate floral aromas give way to suble notes of nectarine and a hint of citrus. Consistent with the nose, the wine fills the mouth with rich citrus and stone fruit flavors that are enhanced by a bright acidity, inviting minerality and lasting vitality”. I might add a powerful and fatty nose, a well balanced oakiness and lots of delicious butter on the palate. I am a sucker for California chardonnays, and I like them big and bold. Just like this wine.
Wine: 2012 Etude Carneros Chardonnay
Region: Carneros, California
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