There are two reasons you can struggle to write a tasting note. Sometimes you just can't find anything to say. Then there are times when words cannot do justice to what it is you are describing. A failing of the writer, not the wine. This wine is definitely the later scenario. For some, the 2010 Chardonnay reached a summit that Rick had long been climbing. He's found a new mountain, higher than the last, and successfully climbed that also. Finesse with bright acidity; complex notes of hazelnut, funky, matchstick, tightly wound stone fruit and intense mineral notes push the wine to an extraordinary length on the palate. Certainly among the greatest ever Giaconda Chardonnays. Simply jaw dropping, the tensile length on the palate is a reflection of superb vintage conditions. Destined to live for a long time!