(2000 Vintage) Our classic Chardonnay comes from Sonoma Countys finest vineyards, including our own Goldfields estate in the Russian River Valley. Partially barrel fermented, all barrel aged in French oak, its a perfect balance of textures and flavors. Secondary malolactic fermentation and a regime of stirring the lees in barrel gives the wine a rich creamy, silky texture. Its fruit flavors are vibrant with notes of citrus, spice and vanilla.
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/01.