Kalin 1996 Chardonnay
KALIN CHARDONNAY "CUVEE W" LIVERMORE 1996
NVWE Notes: A tribute to winemaker Terry Leighton, a perfect Chardonnay clone and a legendary vineyard, this fascinating, hedonistic wine offers scents of Peach Melba, peach and apricot pit, Marron glacé, hazelnut tart, baklava, nougat, nutmeg and candied orange peel. It is palate-coating yet retains impressive zest and minerality as balancing factors which keeps the opulent flavors - a mirror of the nose - dry and dinner-worthy. The finish is stylish and lingering. All this sophisticated richness wants service with classic French sauces and butter-rich treats. Perhaps buttery Coquilles Saint Jacques or elegantly-sauced veal sweetbreads?