(2009 Vintage) Since 2004 we developed a regimen of making two wines from the Chardonnay we grow. For the Estate Chardonnay our focus is on long term ageability, expansiveness in the finish and terroir-driven mystery. In 2009 only forty-two percent of our entire Chardonnay production met these rigorous standards and we are pleased with the results. Given time to open, there are captivating aromas of yeasty baking bread, lime zest and wild land smells of sage and anise which give pause. Full concentration on the palate without heaviness, the finish echoes the complexity of the aromas. This is the most historic single vineyard Chardonnay produced in American. As is typical with Estate Chardonnay, there is eight to twelve years of cellaring pleasure.
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/03.
Wine Enthusiast(1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.