Simi reserve Chardonnay 2013

Region: Sonoma County, California

Rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Description:  Light straw with a golden edge. Aromatics of white flowers, toasted brioche, lime zest, green apple, nougat, and stonefruit followed by savory notes of smoke and nutmeg. Flavors of vanilla, light toast, melon, and Granny Smith apple mingle nicely spiced with hints of nutmeg and smoke. This wine is rich, flinty, and mouthwatering on the palate with structure and a lifted finish of Meyer lemon and sweet tropical fruit.

Pairs well with seared scallops with green pea ravioli and lemon thyme butter sauce, seared halibut with warm herb vinaigrette, or lobster bisque.