Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2012
In the glass, the 2012 Chardonnay bursts with aromas of ripe peach, green apple, and honeydew. Next come a touch of vanilla, lavender and orange blossom, with an underlying note of star jasmine. The concentration of the wine is evident on the palate: the rich viscosity is cut by bright acid and layers of kiwi, grapefruit, and soft minerality. The finish is pure bliss with a touch of sweet oak and lemon curd that just doesn't quit.