Winemaker: Gary Jordan. Jordan tends to prefer a rich, full-bodied style of Chardonnay, and this year's auction wine continues in that vein. Caramel corn, butterscotch, baked apple, warm peach, toasted walnut and clove-spiked orange abound on the nose and mouth. The palate is round and weighty, with an opulent, creamy texture that delivers a decadent punch. Ample acidity keeps the texture from feeling too heavy, while the finish is long and loaded in toasted oak and sweet spice character. Drink now–2020.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).