This food-friendly Napa Valley Chardonnay is buttery rich with a citrus zing. The nose is very soft, with deeply baked apples and caramel, and a touch of lime zest. Pears sautéed in butter, with nutmeg and cinnamon lead, adding crusty french bread and zesty/sweet lime on the mid-palate. Key lime butter on toast linger on the finish. This was a late entry in the Fifth Annual Palate Press Grand Tasting, and it was likely still recovering from shipping, for it is showing far better than it scored that night. This is very nice wine, buttery but balanced, rich, but retaining a food-friendly zing. Drink with Pompano en Papillote. Highly Recommended. 91. WHO: Trinitas Cellars WHAT: Chardonnay DESIGNATION: Proprietors’ Reserve WHERE: California, Napa Valley, Los Carneros WHEN: 2011 HOW MUCH: $40 Print a shelf-talker. Trinitas is offering Palate Press readers a 10% discount on all their wines. Shop Trinitas Cellars and use promotion code PalatePress to get the discount.