Wolffer Estate Vineyards, “La Ferme Martin”, Chardonnay 2004 ($13.50/sample provided by the winery) – Light straw-green in color with aromas of citrus, pear and a touch of oak. Crisp citrus and green apple fruit together with a nice minerality and complexity from the lees aging. Finishes very dry with racy acidity making this a full-on food wine. This seems to have more weight in the mouth than the 2003 and a bit more fruit. If I lived closer to the winery, or if I could buy it locally, this would likely be my house white wine. A spectacular value in fruit driven Chardonnay and I also appreciate the lite 12.5% ABV Score: 8.5+/10
Thanks, Lenn, for getting the samples sent to me.