Wente Vineyards Estate Grown, “Morning Fog” 2010 Chardonnay
Bright, tart with a snappy acidity. Lychee, delicate flowers. Lemon, green apple. Some oak, but not overpowered by it at all. Smooth, expansive, yet almost horizontal at first. Medium-bodied. Dry, tart and refreshing at the start, it softened considerably as it opened up, but was still aromatic and kept its refreshing and tropical character. Later, it had a faint butterscotch overtone to it, and transformed from dry to mouth-watering. An interesting ride!