Bird in Hand Chardonnay 2015
|Brand||Bird in Hand|
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay opens with ripe peach, spiced apples and honeysuckle notes with wafts of baking bread and allspice. Medium-bodied with a lovely creaminess to the texture, it has a racy line cutting through the spiced stone fruit flavors, and it finishes with plenty of zip.
Wine EnthusiastGive this wine a few minutes to open up, and once it does it's a lovely example of cool climate Chardonnay. Subtle notes of ripe lemon, stone fruit, butter, and smoke lead into a slippery textured, medium-weighted palate. More lemon and stone fruit mark the flavors, and toast and smoke show on the finish.
VinousLight bright yellow. Vibrant, sharply delineated citrus and pit fruit aromas take on a suave floral accent as the wine opens up. Shows very good clarity and lift on the palate, offering juicy Meyer lemon and nectarine flavors and a hint of fennel. Vanilla and smoke nuances appear on a long, gently sweet finish that shows a refreshing touch of bitter quinine.