2008 Pfendler Vineyards Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $38. Wente (4) clone. · Pale straw color in the glass. Shy upon opening revealing subtle aromas of fresh brioche, butter creme, poached pear and crushed rock with smoky oak showing up over time in the glass. Understated and seductive in style with appealing flavors of vanilla creme and lemon zest and the faintest cinnamon spice and minerality. Bright acidity lifts the pleasing finish. Still young and I am sure will match the 2007 version tit for tat with another year in the cellar. Very good. Reviewed May 24, 2010

Winery: Pfendler Vineyards
From article: Pfendler Vineyards: Savor the Gap