COLE SISTERS CHARDONNAY
This Chardonnay has a deep, bright, golden color that could come from barrel aging, but almost deceives as an older white wine. A very pretty sight.
Subtle aromas with hints of green apples, melon and citrus, a touch of white pepper in the nose and great mineral quality that adds delicate flavors and complexity. Reminds me of some French Chardonnays from the Mâconnais sub-region like Pouilly-Fuisse.
The taste is not overwhelmingly fruity. It has great acidity which balances well with the fruit and there is, definitely, a mineral character that makes this wine a wonderful company with food. At the time of this tasting, a combination of linguini pasta with shrimps, topped with aged parmesan cheese, made an incredible match for this wine.
A Chardonnay of particular elegance, even for a wine with high alcohol, which is noticeable but not disagreeable, made an astounding impression among the tasters.
A rather short finish in the beginning, consistent with the age of the wine, was very pleasant and, I have to say, memorable. A fine Chardonnay from my favorite region.