Pale straw color, green highlights.
Apple, pear, pineapple, and oak smells.
The first taste is tart lemon which is soon joined by fruit-sweet pineapple, peach, and pear flavors, smoky oak, a big tropical fruit-bomb. Much better acid finish than is often seen in such exuberant Chards.
I admit, a heavily-oaked (partially) malolactic Chardonnay is one of the wines I can least appreciate, but I do recognize that this is an excellent $32.99 bottle for the style and it grows on me as the bottle gets empty.
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