Grapes for this 2008 vintage came from small vineyards in Paso Robles, Santa Maria Valley, and San Benito County. The Paso Robles and San Benito regions offer warmer climate characteristics of tropical fruit and fuller mouth feel while the ocean influence in the Santa Maria Valley provides the uniqueness of citrus, pear, and apple coupled with good acidity. Our 2008 Chardonnay is a brilliant wine with aromas of apple, pear, and pineapple with a hint of vanilla toast. Full of green apple, peach, and lemon in the mouth, it is rich, crisp, and seamless from beginning to end. Enjoy this Chardonnay with aged cheeses or roasted lemon chicken.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) Mid-density aromas of ripe red cherries with a slight tilt towards raspberry preserves and light veneer of creamy oak are featured at the center of this wine's inviting first impressions, and it has plenty to like on the palate as well where its somewhat rounded and nicely fruited flavors are reasonably open without resort to fatness or softness.
Ken's Wine Guide(From 2006 Vintage) This wine from the Central Coast of CA seems to perform very well in the mid ranged Pinot offerings each year. The 2006 vintage is no exception, as our tasting panel recommended it. This bright red...
Wine Advocate(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 108 on Dec-96
Wine Spectator(From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/95.