2009 Vie di Romans "Ciampagnis Vieris" Chardonnay 375ml (Previously $23)
A rich and fruit Chardonnay with apple pie and milk aromas and flavors. Full and fruity, with lots going on. Always excellent.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good, medium yellow color with gold highlights. Bright, pure aromas of tropical fruit, lime and white pepper. Dense, supple and fresh, offering bright orchard fruit, butter and pineapple flavors that gain depth and spiciness with air. In an exuberant, in-your-face, fruit-filled New World style, but avoids coming across as an over-the-top caricature. Serious unoaked chardonnay with impressive purity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chardonnay Ciampagnis Vieris bursts from the glass with tons of varietal fruit. There is plenty of up-front generosity, but the warmth of the year comes through in the wine’s intense and, at times, heavy personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
Fresh, showing good balance to the vanilla and pastry notes and the layered flavors of peach gelée, poached pear and spice. Light-bodied, with juicy acidity and good concentration. (Web-2012)