2012 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Hazy yellow color. Deeper in pitch than the Sonoma Coast bottling, displaying scents of poached pear, lemon curd and anise, with a nectarine quality building in the glass. Supple and broad on the palate, offering concentrated pit and orchard fruit flavors and a jolt of smoky minerals. Finishes with strong punch and length, leaving ripe pear and orange notes behind.