Sure, it could have been, Dave.
But I have to say that it was in keeping with all the other bottles I've had, all from the same case, and consumed, usually in the presence of other Chardonnays, over a period of time.
The first couple of bottles opened were not to my style, being excessively fruit forward and slathered with more fresh, raw oak, vanilla, and butter than I care for. But after that, as the bottles bore increasing age, they became successively less appealling---after the exuberance of the fresh fruit and vanilla was gone, there was little of interest left. This last bottle had nothing to reccomend it (And I was not alone; the other person drinking was underwhelmed as well.)
In the honor of full disclosure, I should say that I was not a fan of Clendennen's style early on. I thought it was showy and brash and consistently over the top in all the areas I didn't care for, and I never expected his wines to age well. So you can call me hopelessly prejudiced if you wish (and you won't hurt my feelings if you do
). I'll also add that I've heard the the ABC wines have been showing more restraint of late (although I've heard it more about the PN). I can't say, because I stopped spending my discretionary income on ABC wines in favor of others that interest me more.