Rich, intense and complex. Layers of blackberry, cassis, cedar, coffee and vanilla. An age-worthy wine.
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 SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Wine AdvocateRating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03