This wine has a brilliant silver straw hue with intense aromas of juicy gala apple, sweet orange blossom and Meyer lemon zest with hints of vanilla and caramelized sugar and well-integrated oak spice. Bright vibrant flavors of sweet lemon and pear over a core of minerality are layered with hints of toasty warm brown spice and nuances of creamy custard. The wine is full-bodied with a rich, silky texture and a long finish. The balanced acidity and structure of this wine will allow it to develop additional complexity with bottle age.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesFrom its mildly stony smells to its frontal and undersized flavors, this simple and quaffable Chardonnay speaks to essential fruit in fairly hushed tones, and its flirtations with apples and pears come with a faint hint of candy that stays the course through to a light, low-character finish.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/06.