Deep yellow colour; Aromas of anise, citrus, cooked apple and tropical fruit; Dry, full bodied, with nice balance of tropical fruit and oak; crisp acidity on the long spicy finish.
In tha tradition, they have created a Chardonnay of remarkable freshness and vibrant purity of fruit - tropical, lively citrus, fresh pear and honeydew melon - lifted by buoyant natural acidity. Well-integrated oak supports the assemblage of fruity flavors from the vineyard with hints of roasted hazelnut, creme brulee and smoke followed by a long, creamy finish.
Wine Enthusiast(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/2013
Wine Enthusiast(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 10/01/2013
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/96
Wine Advocate(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 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.