Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Les Pierres

Les Pierres
Sonoma Coast
Windsor, California, USA

$27.29 [~$38.00] -- Grape Vine Market, Austin, TX

Color: Medium gold
Nose: Apple, lemon, bread
Body: Medium
Front: Apricot
Middle: Apple, butter
Back: Roasted fig, oak
Burns clean?: Yes, mostly
Cap: Cork

The nose on this wine is a little shy, which surprised me. I let it warm up to room temperature and it was still something of a wallflower. The palate is nicely balanced between the acidic dried fruitiness and stern oakiness. It didn't induce delight in me, I confess; there's a personality missing. But it's a serious wine--if you can find it at the price I managed to sneak away with it, then I'd say it's a good deal!