(From 2011 Vintage) Gleaming radiant gold, our 2014 Dijon Clones Chardonnay sings from the glass with enticing aromas of lemon peel, fresh white flowers and citrus blossom, interlaced with subtle notes of lemon tart, ground nutmeg and honeyed graham cracker. The wine exhibits a rounded mouthfeel with refreshing acidity, opening with bright flavors of pineapple juice, sweet candied lemon and creamy lemon curd, leading into hints of white nectarine, yellow pear and vanilla bean that linger through the clean, lasting finish.
Tropical fruit aromas of peach and nectarine are delicately woven with lemon zest, vanilla and toast on the nose. This medium to full-bodied Chardonnay is teeming with a vibrant array of citrus flavors, bright acidity and a creamy, silky texture that gives way to a subtle toasty component. The finish of stone fruits and lemon Peel lingers on the palate, complementing the excellent balance that has become a hallmark of the Dijon clones bottling. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for up to five years.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) Pushed along by loads of creamy oak and caramel in the nose yet nevertheless fixed on the inviting ripe apple aspects of good Chardonnay, this weighty, but very well-balanced wine follows with solid, deeply fruited flavors that similarly display layers of apples, oak and minerals. Firmed up at the finish by an obvious streak of youthful, yet-to-resolve acidity, this attractive bottling is built for better things and can be counted on for several years of positive growth.