2012 Castello di Pomino Chardonnay

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This is a white wine that seems to kaleidoscopic around as you sip it and as you pair it with different foods. It begins with a piquant, herby nose.  When the wine warms a little, some rich, tropical fruit appears in the aroma and flavor.  And the finish evolves too, becoming more distinctively chalk-minerally, nicely dry. A collection of flavors in a glass that seems to do as well with sweet squash as it does with smoky babaganoush; try it with lighter rather than heartier foods. Highly Recommended  90  – BSE

WHO: Castello di Pomino, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi
WHAT: Chardonnay with small amounts pinot bianco and other local grapes
WHERE:  Pomino DOC, Rufina, Tuscany, Italy
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $17.99 (media sample)