Bright, straw-yellow in color with greenish tints. An outstanding smoky, calcareous, and mineral character is apparent on the nose, followed by delicate aromas of hazelnut. On the palate, this Chardonnay possesses a smooth texture, with ripe fruit flavors complimented by elegant nuances of minerals—loamy and pure—concluding in a long finish. Burgundian style, yet modern and fruit driven.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2011 Amelia Chardonnay, sourced from the clay red soils of Las Petras Vineyard in Casablanca, is a restrained Chardonnay with no malolactic. It has a golden color and a nose with plenty of yellow plum, citric notes of tangerines and orange peel, hints of smoke and vanilla and a chalky feeling. It’s still young but accessible, and should age well. Drink now-2017. (Jun 2014)