Les Grands Vins de Colette, Chardonnay 2013, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California
Tasting Note: A voluptuous chardonnay filled with ripe, tropical fruit.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of nectarine, pineapple, golden apple, passionfruit and lemon-citrus peel with hints of vanilla baking spice.
The dry, full-bodied chardonnay had medium-plus flavor intensity supported by medium-minus acidity and completing with a long, golden-fruit-infused finish.
The wine is mostly balanced though it could benefit from higher acidity.
A chardonnay that could be meal by itself.
Bottle Note: California by location, French by inspiration, and historied with noble beginnings, Colette’s story carries a rich tapestry that enfolds you wherever you may be. In honor of our Vietnamese Grand’Mere who, so inspired by French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, took the name to match her unbound passion for life. Les Grands Vins de Colette entices you to celebrate life with friends and lovers. Calire Marie Ladiley, Proprietor & Grandaughter. “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
Price: $50 (I paid $17)
Tasting Date: April 14, 2020