2009 Excelsior Chardonnay Palate Press January 19, 2011 Tasting Notes 1 Comment Toastiness from wood is clear on the nose. On the palate, the overwhelming flavor is artificial apple candy with a very light spritz of lemon. The finish has a lingering chemical taste. This wine scored two out of five points at the Palate Press Grand Tasting. Imported by Cape Classics.