(From 2007 Vintage)
Concentrated and intense in style. Aromas of hazelnut, tropical fruit and ripe apple are framed by crisp minerality and sweet toasty oak. The wine is rich and creamy with a lingering finish.
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast:
"A good, rich, oaky Chardonnay, with intense fruit concentration and elaborate winemaking technique. Shows powerful pineapple, papaya, nectarine and sweet vanilla flavors, with a grounding minerality and adequate acidity for balance. Production was 2,215 cases. S.H." (12/31/2009)
91 Points, Wine Spectator:
"Deliciously complex, with creamy oak wrapped around ripe pear, melon and green apple. Intense, full-bodied, vibrant and focused, with a long, clean finish. Drink now through 2012. 2,215 cases made. –JL" (6/30/2009)
86 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:
"While there is nothing magnetic about the 2007 Chardonnay Los Carneros, it offers pleasant tropical fruit notes, good acidity and freshness, and a judicious touch of oak. Enjoy it over the next several years." (Dec. 2009)
(From 2013 Vintage) Vibrant gold in color, with aromas of mandarin and ripe tropical fruits interwoven with barrel notes, sweet oak, toast, and spice. On the palate, the wine has bright, lively acidity, with sweet fruit flavors, good depth and complexity. The finish is clean and elegant, with a hint of minerality.