Lolita Ranch Chardonnay 2011

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

92

Review

Light gold.  Broader and riper on the nose than the Three Sisters, displaying scents of ripe melon, Meyer lemon, iodine and toasted nuts; think Meursault versus the Puligny-like character of the precious wine.  Pliant honeydew and citrus marmalade flavors are complemented by vanilla and tarragon nuances and a hint of smoky minerality.  The mineral quality sharpens the chewy finish, which clings with very good spicy tenacity.