Straw color with lots of clear reflectivity. Great nose, clean, wet stone, light lemon and a touch toasty. Medium + body on the palate. Nice acid level. Flavors of lemon and lots of stone/gravel/mineral. A clean non-malo Chardonnay with good acid to aid it for several more years.
Tasted at the winery.
What a surprise! This Chardonnay is fresh and live - on the nose and early in the mouth, it quacks like a Sauvignon Blanc. Some acidity and citrus here that I wasn't expecting. Not a heavy oak-and-butter chardonnay. A solid base of mineral and gravel with a wash of dried pears, tangerine and walnut shells. Delightful, ready to drink.
I'd be bolder than usual in my food pairings with this one.