2010 Londer "Ferrington Vineyard" Anderson Valley Chardonnay (Previously $30)
Very fresh and still somewhat restrained green-apple fruit is met by appealing hints of sweet blossoms in the youthful aromas of this impeccably clean effort, and while all of the same traits are reiterated in its ensuing flavors, the wine exhibits a little greater range and depth in the mouth. Its suggestions of layering and its long, vibrant finish convince that aging will afford it complexity and more breadth, and it is a wine for which we are more than willing to wait.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light, green-tinged gold. Musky, mineral-accented aromas of pear, yellow plum, jasmine and iodine. Juicy, penetrating orchard fruit flavors are braced by tangy acidity. Displays a sappy, tactile quality with air and finishes with strong cut and persistent mineral notes.
Wine & Spirits
A white-fruited chardonnay, focused on Rainier cherries, jasmine and toasted lees, this has a coastal cool running through it. It's a fresh white to chill for crab season.