Sunday, January 19, 2014

2009 Elements by Artesa chardonnay


Absolutely delicious -- but
pure buttered caramel -- a tart apple slice may be trying to get through, not succeeding too well
almost colorless gold

If "absolutely delicious," then why the "but"? Only to emphasize that if you have memories of a certain puzzling Puligny, all acidity and acid, then this California chardonnay will remind you -- well, I suppose it will remind you what California chardonnays can be. Not very French, but absolutely delicious. Can a wine drinker accustomed to the one ever really prefer the other? Must do more research.

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