2002 Toasted Head Chardonnay

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This one is a nice, clear, pale yellow with a clear ring around the outside of the glass.

There is a big vanilla-butterscotch aroma with just a hint of pear. In the mouth, this one is very creamy or buttery. The toasted oak is not over powering. The fruit flavors are there, but I’m having trouble deciding which ones…Perhaps a touch of papaya or mango?

The finish is very nice and has and almost has a hint of orange flavor in it.

My impression when I first opened this was that this was nothing special and I vacuvin’d it and put it in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Now it is very nice. The oak is not over-bearing like most California Chardonnays. It is well-balanced and has an interesting taste curve. It starts out mild, but then builds intensely in the middle and mellows back out with a nice long finish. After the middle builds, there is a touch of pepper, but not too much.

I don’t remember what I paid for this one, but I’d buy it again if it is not too expensive.

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  1. Toasted Head Chardonnay 2004 was a gift and we loved it. It has a delicious fruity taste and aroma. Excellent!

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