(From 1998 Vintage) This 1998 chardonnay was produced from grapes grown at the Woodward Canyon estate vineyard (25%) in the Walla Walla Valley, and the Conner Lee vineyard (75%) near Othello in south central Washington. The grapes were hand picked, sorted and whole cluster pressed. The average yield was three tons per acre and the grapes were harvested in late September of 1998.This wine was 100% barrel fermented in new (60%) and six month old barrels (40%) from Sirugue, Francois Freres, and Louis Latour. The win...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) Long on oak, fairly spicy and faintly nutty in tone, this weighty, firmly built wine makes up in richness for what it may lack in the way of obvious fruit. It is solid but a still bit tight in feel, and it strikes us as one that will find genuine benefit with a few years of further development.
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/05