2009 Rosella’s Vineyard Chardonnay
This is a pretty, textured white with gorgeous varietal fruit and an understated, classy personality. It shows lovely balance, freshness and minerality on the textured finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.
August 31, 2011 Issue #196
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Bernardus 2009 Rosella’s Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands) / $40
Lots of richness in this Chardonnay, in the form of pineapples, pears, peaches, nectarines and golden mangos. But you’ll also find a firm minerality that grounds it, and supportive acidity, like a squirt of lime. Oak adds the final touch of vanilla and caramel – S. H.