The 2012 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a serious and powerful wine reflective of the great vintage. Warm aromas of spice, pie crust, and toasted bread immediately show through as floral notes of white flowers and honeysuckle evolve from the glass. The beautiful fruit expressions evolve and change, ranging from ripe pear to fresh Gravenstein apples. The wine has a silky entry but maintains a focused mid-palate with ample weight and texture. The finish is clean, lively, and simply delicious.