2011 Thomas Fogarty Estate Grown Damiana Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

13.4% alc., pH 3.21, TA 0.76, 96 cases, $60. · Moderate golden straw color and clear in the glass. Delicate aromas of Gravenstein apple, white peach and modest toasty oak do not prepare one for the sensory onslaught to follow. Wow! Amazing attack of lemon, pear, and apple fruits with accents of honey, burnt caramel and cardamom spice. The most intensity of flavor of the four 2011 wines tasted and sporting a long, generous, and juicy, lemon-infused finish. A little less prominent acid themed minerality in this wine. Score: 92. Reviewed April 19, 2014

Winery: Thomas Fogarty Winery
From article: Recent Sips of Chardonnay