Friday, July 29, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: **** $$$ Michel-Schlumberger "La Brume" Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, 2007

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Here is a chardonnay hailing from the Dry Creek Valley region of Sonoma County, California. 

Original tasting and review : This is Michel-Schlumberger "La Brume" Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, 2007, finished at 14.% alcohol.

In the glass: Light gold with a hint of olive juice. 

On the nose: Poured at room temperature from a 50ml tasting bottle and swirled vigorously, shows bright, very faint butterscotch aromas.  From the aroma, seems like this will be tangy but with a sleek core.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact soft, full, with solid tropical fruit, and lengthy mineral core.  Maybe the color led me to the observation, but there does appear to be just a hint of clean green olive to the experience too.  Clean, mineral, lengthy finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for that classy finish.  Following long decant, full day in partially filled bottle at room temperature:  Consistent aroma.  Knits much better on the palate, stretching to four full stars for the sleekness. 

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