Brown Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011

$55

  Brown Estate, known for their Zinfandel, also make a tiny production (350 cases) Chardonnay - limited. Stunning gemstone brilliance of lemon quartz dazzles in the glass and instantly captivates the eye. The nose is instinctively drawn to the complex yet immediately gratifying bouquet that begins with predominant top notes of honeysuckle, star jasmine, and lily. Secondary notes of pineapple, kiwi, and honeyed pear follow, interwoven with candied Meyer lemon and subtle toffee-coated/buttered popcorn. Intrigue continues to unfold with textural notes of delicately toasted Spanish almonds, dusty limestone, and subtle brine. Mouthfeel is immensely broad, rich, and plush, with cascading layers of tropical star apple, guava, and lychee enveloped by creamy, round texture and finishing with lemon zest – providing a delightful counterpoint between lush, creamy texture and zesty, bright acidity. Drink now through 2020.

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WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.