Each year, we select the best Chardonnay from our vineyards to produce our reserve bottling. Each block and clone is vinified individually to bring forward the intrinsic character of that site. Once these distinct characters are identified, we blend the individual components into a harmonious whole.
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) "Undeniably flashy, with clean, rich and fruity aromas that carry over to the palate, with layers of smoky fig, pear, apple and melon flavors that flow smooth and easy. Drink now through 2011. 2,000 cases made." -WS"We select our finest Chardonnay vineyard lots for our Reserve bottling, choosing components based on their flavor concentration and expression of varietal character. The 26 vintage comes from two outstanding vineyards Star and Rodgers in Napa Valley's Yountville and Rutherford appel...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) There is more than a little rich oak at work in this wine and that is likely the source of its "Reserve" status, but the essential fruit with which it is paired is on the lean and underplayed side. The wine is narrow and a bit hard in feel, and its empties out a little too soon to a dry, chalky finish.