2009 Field Vineyard Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Field Vineyard
California: Sonoma County
The Field of Love
Our tasting panel tasted this wine blind and almost everyone on the panel assumed that it was a a white Burgundy. Whether or not this was a deliberate decision on the part of the winemaker, we applaud him. This wine is delicious.
Chris Wills has impressed us, in the past, with his fantastic Katarina Cabernet Sauvignon. Our Operatives loved that wine, making it a best-seller. We are very proud to present a worthy follow-up with today’s 2009 Field Vineyard Katarina Chardonnay.
A delight with a wide variety of foods, we also recommend that you enjoy this wine all on its own. As you sip, allow the wine to warm in the glass. As it does, it releases a plethora of additional aromas and flavors.
This Burgundian-style Chardonnay gives the impression that it will continue to age for a number of years, so be sure to lock a few bottles away in your own top secret wine cave!
Brilliant and vibrant in the glass, with some of the lightest, prettiest golden (not pale) hues we’ve seen in a Chardonnay.
Shy on opening, this wine really comes to life after just a little warming and swirling. Light and fresh with lime leaf, Meyer lemon, white tea, flint and a hint of white peach.
Light and mineral-driven with bright citrus, lime zest, lime flower, early white peach, orange blossom and lemon peel.
Full on the palate with a very long and lingering finish. Intriguingly, some of the fruit comes on stronger after swallowing. Slate minerality persists long after the fruits fade.
Petrale sole with a cream-based or lemon-garlic butter sauce would be a divine companion to this intriguing Chardonnay.