(2002 Vintage) Winemaker Notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and “sur lie” aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together, these components meld harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor. Websi...
Wine Advocate(1986 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 106 on Aug-96
Wine Spectator(1990 Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2003 Vintage) Solidly varietal aromas of dried grasses and hay, melon and citrus are moderately rich and just a little on the pungent side. Slightly rounded yet also a touch narrow and pinched, the wine picks up a stony, minerally edge and closes with a hint of bitterness in its otherwise mildly fruity aftertaste.