Lloyd by Robert Lloyd Chardonnay 2010, Carneros, CA, $36 (S) – Rating 95
Big, balanced and utterly delicious! This Chardonnay by Rob Lloyd (former winemaker at Rombauer) is full blown California with beautifully integrated notes of vanilla, oak and butter. A rich and round mouth-feel with flavors ripe apple, ripe pineapple, tropicals with hints of honeycomb, butterscotch and vanilla creme. To it’s credit, a touch of zippy acidity adds to the complexity.