90 Points, Wine Spectator:
"Fresh and vibrant, with a full-bodied mix of tangerine, nectarine, peach and pear flavors that are intense, complex, layered and cleansing. This holds on to its core fruitiness. Drink now through 2013. 34,050 cases made. –JL" (6/30/2010)
(From 2011 Vintage) The fruit for Starmont Chardonnay is grown in our favorite cooler areas of the Napa Valley, including the Oak Knoll District and Carneros, including our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard, where the maritime influence keeps the focus on crisp, vibrant fruit. The fruit was carefully sorted and whole-cluster pressed to preserve freshness.
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/96
Wine Spectator(From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/94.
Wine Spectator(From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/90.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) Very much keyed to fresh apples with mild oak spice and hints of mineral off to the side, this clean-as-can-be middle-weight wants for just a bit more concentration and depth to win higher award, but its brisk fruit and balance make it a pleasant partner to simply broiled fish all the same.