2009 Handley Chardonnay

Year: 2009
Appellation: Mendocino County
Country: USA - California
Wine Enthusiast: 87
White Wine
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"Ripe and full-bodied in pineapple, lemon, pear and green apple flavors, this Chardonnay also shows a good coating of oak, as well as a blast of acidity. It’s not terribly complicated, but clean and brisk, and the price isn’t bad." (WE)

Winery Notes:
This vintage from our organic Estate Vineyard is evidence that the vines survived and recovered from the long, frosty spring of 2008! The vineyard produced excellent yields and a complexity of flavors rarely seen.

The delicate aromas of this Chardonnay offer ripe apple, pear, vanilla, and paperwhite floral, while the palate comes through with apple pie, baking spices, Satsumas, and a long Meyer lemon cream finish. The wine is balanced and fresh enough to be served as an aperitif or with food. It can be a lovely pairing with many cheeses, as well as with roasted chicken, sautéed scallops, or mushroom risotto.