The 2010 Corvalle Weka Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay
has light golden yellow hues, with color that remains perfectly even - from core to edge. Tall, skinny legs descend slowly, from high up on the glass wall. After this wine warms, just slightly, it bursts with lush aromas. Pineapple, green apple and white spiced peach combine with more subtle aromas of lemon curd, soft sweetwood, dried white flowers and a hint of subtle white pepper. Soft, round and velvet smooth, up front. At the mid-palate, soft tannins give the wine a soft crushed velvet feel, complete with a hint of dryness. Slate minerals, bright acids and a hint of spice add just the right amount of complexity. Bright and flavorful, lead by mixed citrus, bright pineapple, dried Granny Smith apple, starfruit and yellow grapefruit. Beneath these, hints of acacia, subtle white pepper and flint give the wine a subtle complexity. Long and flavor-filled, lead by sweet fruit that gently yields to tart and subtle flavors of flowers, soft spice and a hint of slate. A soft dryness then encroaches, spreading all around the palate, eventually puckering the lips and drying the cheeks.
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