Maritana Vineyards Dutton Ranch Hansen Hill Chardonnay 2017
Great precision on the palate and shimmering kumquat and mango fruitiness. The small amount of new oak used refocuses the wine on its mineral and spring flower characters. This powerfully concentrated white is engaging in floral and mineral tones, with a robust cradling of oak. There’s tension on the palate, which is layered in flavors of tropical guava, mango and pineapple that are dusted with baking spice. Complex aromas of lemons, peaches and flint follow through to a full body with a dense center palate, full of seashell and oyster-shell undertones. Tight and focused. Dare I say it? Burgundian. Drink or hold.