Archive for February 23rd, 2009

23 Feb 2009 2007 Seawind Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

Appearance: Bright, clear medium- gold/yellow core to  water-white rim.

Nose: clean, medium+ intensity with flavors of chalky mineral, honeycomb, cantaloupe

Palate: medium+ intensity; medium- acidity, medium+ alcohol, medium+ concentration, medium+ length; flavors of honey, mineral, cantaloupe, oak and a dried white grape finish.  The wine has a noticable palate weight similar to a viognier but it could use some more acid to backup the ripe fruit flavors and heavy palate weight.  The finish is not as crisp as I would prefer.