"This used to be a single-vineyard wine, winemaker Jeffrey Patterson says of the Edna Valley Chardonnay. "In 2016, 40% of the fruit came from the Wolf vineyard and 60% from vineyards in the middle of Edna Valley. We will be back with the Wolf vineyard in 2018," he explains, so expect to see the Wolf Vineyard Chardonnay bottled on its own again from that vintage. The 2016 Edna Valley Chardonnay is scented of baked Red Delicious apple, quince and red pear with dried flowers, lemon cream, stone, hints of clover honey, hay and peach fruit at the core. Medium-bodied, it has a good core of savory flavor layers and great juicy acidity, finishing long."
James Suckling, 92 pts
"This Santa Cruz Mountains-based winery has been making a value-driven Edna Valley Chardonnay since 1985, and this one does not disappoint, Pungent aromas of lemon oil and orange pith are rounded by seared white peach, crushed sand and smoke on the nose, while the zesty palate delivers more stone fruit, bright lemon, toasty oak and solid tannic tension."
Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts