(USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)
Beautiful golden color hinting on bright yellow. The nose has lemon peel, melon and anisette. The palate is a little hot and not real long. Very jumpy for a 1996. I expected this wine to be more velvety. I only get some lemon on the palate and it quickly transitions to a spicy feeling. Little black pepper and lemon peel on the finish. I thought this chardonnay was of good quality but I would have to pass at 50 dollars a bottle.