Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog. May 14, 2016

Wine Reviews: California Chardonnay
By Isaac Baker


Review: 2013 Alma Fría Chardonnay Plural – California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
SRP: $40
Pale gold color. A beautiful and intoxicating nose of juicy oranges, lemon curd and all sorts of apples, there’s a richness here but it’s also so floral and full of spice and sea breeze. Such vibrant acidity, the wine is totally mouthwatering but packed with flavors. Oranges, apricots, pineapple and lemon curd, such complex but pretty fruit – lots of chalk, crushed shells and white flowers but some richer elements of honey and hazelnut are woven in wonderfully. Wow, such a long and nervy finish with crisp acidity and lingering minerals. A gorgeous Chardonnay that reminds me a bit of Cameron’s Clos Electrique in its insanely bright and delicious quality. (94 points IJB)