(From 1999 Vintage) Rich, intense and complex. Layers of blackberry, cassis, cedar, coffee and vanilla. An age-worthy wine.
(From 1999 Vintage) Fruit from our Alexander Valley estate vineyards and the cooler Russian River Valley produced a wine possessing a complex mineral and floral bouquet with notes of green apple, pear, citrus and butter. On the palate, the wine is full and vibrant with flavors that include ripe apple, melon, fig and honey. Barrel fermentation in French cooperage balances this crisp Chardonnay with delicate oak and creamy lees flavors. It has a long, expansive finish that ends with just the right amount of acidity to...
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2000 Vintage) The fleeting hints of citrus and green apples in this one come and go all too quickly, and, in the absence of any semblance of varietal fruitiness and identifiable richness, the wine turns thin and slightly coarse as it crosses the palate and empties out into a forgettable finish.
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.