Another attractive chardonnay with cooked apple, lemon and hints of cream. Full and flavorful. Fresh finish. Drink now.
Nutmeg, ripe pears and golden apples are seamlessly paired with a burst of lemon zest and a lush, creamy finish.
Plump, easy, mostly neutral aromas of white fruits and crushed vitamin set up a drawing palate with citric acidity. Simple, ripe nectarine and citrus flavors confirm a good but largely innocuous Chardonnay.
Sliced apple and honey character on the nose and palate. Hints of blanched almonds too. Full body, fresh acidity and a lemon and meringue undertone. Juicy international chardonnay with style.
The 2013 Medalla Real Chardonnay is clean and fruit-driven with citric aromas of lemon and a creamy touch, agreeable, with some tannins from the oak and balanced acidity. A Chardonnay for white meat.
Broad-textured and buttery, with concentrated flavors of baked apple, Key lime pie and roasted pineapple. Spice and cream details show on the finish.
The 2010 Medalla Real Chardonnay comes from Leyda and sees eight months barrel ageing. It offers pineapple chunks and passion fruit on the simple but fresh nose, while the palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and an appealing lemon curd and pineapple infused finish that maintains tautness.
The 2009 Chardonnay Medalla Real spent 8 months in 25% new French oak. The barrel aromas are nicely integrated leaving just a whiff of wood along with poached pear, spiced apple, and floral notes. In the glass it is full-bodied, ripe, plush and balanced with a firm acid backbone.
Yellow-gold. A full-blown, buttery chardonnay that offers deep pit fruit and honey character, along with strong notes of oak spice and lees. Broad, fleshy and smooth, bolstered by serious depth and a late jolt of enlivening acidity. An old-school New World chardonnay (yes, there is such a thing) that finishes with lingering sweetness and serious cling.