(From 1997 Vintage) A signature of our Chardonnays has always been the wonderfully fragrant nose that lures you to take a sip. The wine is a complex mix of ripe tropical fruits and peaches with spice and citrus. It is clean yet creamy on the palate and has a wonderfully long finish and near perfect balance. I do not allow this wine to go through malolactic fermentation because of the considerable richness that is inherent in our fruit. I personally taste and inspect every barrel before it is included in the final bl...
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) Offering a distinctive mix of ripe Gala apple fruitiness and creamy oak with a hint of roasted nuts and caramel, this wine is highly aromatic and quite inviting. Its full, rounded, somewhat viscous mouthfeel is accompanied by sweet and noticeably "liqueurese" sensations that detract a bit from its central fruit but allow the wine to have the weight and succulence needed to accompany dishes like savory spit-roasted chicken.
Wine & Spirits(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/07.
Wine Enthusiast(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.