Tree fruit aromas of pear and quince combine with delicate floral notes and a pinch of nutmeg spice to showcase the true essence of the Chardonnay grape. Influence from French oak barrels adds a hint of vanilla custard and contributes to a round, smooth texture while preserving a freshness that invites another taste.
Classic tree fruit aromas of pear and apricot combine with floral notes and a hint of oak expressed as hazelnut. Nutmeg scented poached pears fill the palate which finishes with a light toastiness. The full, focused texture receives a refreshing lift from the perfectly balanced acidity.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Slightly toasty first notes are joined by a vanilla custard-like scent in the surprisingly low-key aromas of this ripe, but quietly fruity, full-bodied wine. It comes with a full measure of supportive acid and a nice sense of backbone, but it never quite convinces that it has the stuffing to open up into greatness, and its past success notwithstanding, it trails the best here.
Wine Enthusiast(2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 10/01/2013
Wine Enthusiast(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/2013
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/96
Wine Advocate(1994 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95