Martinelli Road Chardonnay 2008

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

91

Review

Green-tinged gold. An intensely floral bouquet displays scents of pear nectar, tangerine, honey and smoky oak, with a sneaky mineral quality gaining power in the glass. Broad and fleshy but focused, with a good acid spine supporting exotic fruit, vanilla bean, spice and floral flavors. The floral note carries all the way through the finish, which strongly echoes the honey, vanilla and pear notes.