2008 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2010

Rating

91

Review

Expressive nose offers musky apple, pear, orange zest and smoky minerals. Dense and textured but quite dry and mineral-dominated, with very good purity and mouth-staining citrus and herbal flavors. Strong but harmonious acidity gives the refreshingly bitter finish impressive focus and cut.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2010

Rating

90

Review

Even better is the 2008 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, which offers up notes of crushed rocks, waxy brioche, white peaches, white currants and buttered citrus. This fresh, medium-bodied wine possesses both flavor authority and finesse. It, too, can be drunk over the next 2-3 years.

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

June-July 2010

Rating

91

Review

Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, intense, slightly buttery, green apple aroma with a trace of new oak in the background; medium-full to full body; assertive, fresh, lemony, green apple flavors with crisp acidity; well balanced and structured; lingering aftertaste. Similar in style to their Russian River bottling. Very highly recommended.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Rating

Four Stars

Review

The Sonoma Coast is excellent; a full bodied, crisp, moderately complex wine, with pear, apple, toast, lemon peel, and spicy oak aromas/flavors. Long Finish.