Black Stallion Estate Winery Chardonnay opens with aromas of yellow pear, crème brûlée and hints of pineapple and oak. The flavors are tantalizing notes of citrus, orange blossom and dried apricot. The Chardonnay from Los Carneros provides the bright acidity, citrus notes, and lean backbone of the wine, and the Chardonnay from the warmer growing regions contributes riper, fuller-bodied character. Vanilla aromatics from oak and floral perfume from the fruit precede ripe fruit flavors balanced with bright acidity and a rich mid-palate weight creating a multi-layered, complex wine with a lingering finish.Sip this wine on its own or pair alongside goat cheese, salads and dishes such as crab, lobster, grilled shrimp or roast chicken.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 Points - The 2018 Chardonnay gives up notes of warm peaches, poached pears and lemongrass with touches of apple blossoms and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a lovely satiny texture and good intensity of spiced pear flavors, finishing on a peppery note.