Slightly golden in color with a lovely varietal chard nose with vanilla and butterscotch coming through. On the mid palle the wine is slightly creamy, along with some beautiful vanilla, oak, and some apple flavors. The wine is medium in length on the finish with lots of layers, complexity and a hint of flint. This is a beautiful, California style chard. Not over baked just right. Be sure and be careful not to serve this too cool, or you will miss the complexity of this wine. I would give it a solid 90. Yumm. For the money this is a good deal!
From the LCBO web site:
SCOTT FAMILY ESTATE DIJON CLONE CHARDONNAY 2011 VINTAGES 99051 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 23.95
Made in: California, USA By: Rutherford Wine Company
Release Date: Jan 5, 2013
13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Try with herb and goat cheese pizza with garlic: The combination of zesty orchard fruits and creamy vanilla notes in the wine provide nice counterpoints for the pizza’s zesty garlic and herbs, as well as the creamy cheese.
The term ‘Dijon clone’ in the name here is a reference to the strain of Chardonnay used, which has its roots in Dijon, Burgundy. Lovely aromas of crisp apple, creamy vanilla and toasty oak are embroidered by hints of tropical fruit. Rich, full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, balanced finish. (VINTAGES panel, July 2012)