2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
The 2013 Nicholson Ranch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is elegant and refreshing with floral, fruit and baking spice aromas. The aromas are subtle with the scent of baby powder opening up to release the scent of white flowers, Meyer lemon, vanilla, sweet cream and brioche. The texture of the wine is smooth and refreshing on the palate with flavors of Bartlett pears, Golden Delicious apples and apricots. This is accented by flavors of orange rind, grapefruit, and a hint of caramel, walnuts and lemongrass. The wine has great balance and creamy texture leading to a long smooth finish. The combined effect of the aroma, flavor, texture and finish is reminiscent of a cream puff or crème brulee albeit without any sugar.