(2013 Vintage) The 2013 Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo Vineyard is a beautiful light gold shade. The nose is explosive with fresh pear, peach blossom and honeysuckle. As usual for this wine there is an underlying spiciness, in particular nutmeg. The palate is lush and round with richer notes of honeycomb, toffee and candy apple. The remaining malic acid (only 17% went to lactic) provides plenty of acidity to balance this rich wine. Although lively and fresh in its youth this wine will age wonderfully over the next 4-5 years (2018-2019).
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/03