Original
5 Ratings
Laird Family Estate Chardonnay Cold Creek Ranch

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Slow to unfold, with spicy floral, anise, fig and honeydew melon notes, this rich and full-bodied version is most intriguing on the finish, where the smoke and fig impart a deep persistent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Fresh-baked apple pie, toasted brioche, and pine nuts laced with citrus zest compose a complex bouquet. Elements of rich lemon custard coat the palate, braced with traces of white tea leaf and cedar. A round, juicy finish suggests surface streaks of slate and subtle white sage drifting on an enticingly dense and unrelenting citrus undercurrent.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02