2012 Chardonnay Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley -- $42
This riper vintage of Savoy Chardonnay brings out some big pear, red apple and blooming tulips on the nose. Lemon custard, white pepper and soapstone minerality are also present. The palette begins with a soft lushness, and continues with flavors of caramel apple, cinnamon toast and limeade. There is some very firm acidity on this wine, which lends itself to age. Bright and fresher in its youth, it will develop some wonderful elements over the next 5-6 years (2018-2019).