Au Bon Climat 2012 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, CA
International Wine Cellar rating: 91..."(45% new oak): Vivid yellow. Fresh orange and poached pear on the perfumed, energetic nose, with notes of toasty oak and sweet butter adding complexity. Weighty and broad but lively on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors underscored by dusty minerals. Becomes spicier and stonier with air and finishes long and energetic, leaving buttered toast and anise notes behind."