(From 2012 Vintage) Bright, forward aromas of guava and tropical fruit are complemented by subtle hints of orange blossom and sweet vanilla. The palate is full bodied and lush with notes of pineapple, mandarin and lemon rind that integrate wonderfully with the natural acidity and subtle oak.
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) Clean, moderately fruity and of middling depth in its green apple and roasted vanilla bean aromas, this wine is surprisingly quiet in the mouth and never fully delivers on the mild but evident fruit suggestions of the nose. It is reasonably well-balanced but does allow its acidity to stick out a bit too much in the firm, crisp and bitter-edged, woody finish.
Wine Enthusiast(From 1998 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2007 Vintage) Idiosyncratic smells of pineapple and sweet coconut direct this one on a path all its own, and, although fairly ripe and fleshy in feel, the wine never quite keys of classic Chardonnay fruit in its slightly juicy, vaguely tropical flavors. It is oddly confected to be sure, but it should find success as a foil to the likes of sweetly sauced chicken.
Wine Spectator(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/95.