2008 Chardonnay, Carneros

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 10

Rating

90

Review

Greenish gold. Pure, scented aromas of Meyer lemon, honeydew, chamomile and crushed stone. Quite rich, spicy and tactile but refreshingly dry, with a brisk, mineral tone to the sweet melon and citrus flavors. Dense but light on its feet, finishing with an echo of peach skin and resounding length.

Publication

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Date

Oct-10

Rating

91

Review

More open in aroma than on the palate, this wine shares familial traits in its firm and slightly citrusy flavors. It has good depth to match up with its still nascent fruit, and if more generous than its mate below, it comes with much of its texture. Both in the nose and structure, it suggests a lot more to be found with a few years of quiet time in the cellar.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Rating

Four+ Stars

Review

The Carneros bottling is crisp and lightly oaked; a fine Chardonnay, in a medium-full style. It is full bodied, smoothly textured, and medium long on the finish, tasting of pineapple, toast, pear, apple, and lemon peel. [2010-2011]

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

June-July 2010

Rating

91

Review

Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, intense, nutty, citrus and spiced apple aroma with hints of cinnamon and butterscotch; full body; rich, citrussy, green apple flavors with a crisp finish; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.