Brilliant yellow gold with touches of shortbread. On the nose an explosion of brioche, pear and quince with touches of pineapple, clay and jasmine with honey and cashews. Fresh entrance evolving on a bright acidity mid-palate with touches of minerality and grapefruit, lingering on wax and a velvety texture.
Aromas of smoke, jasmine, peach and marmalade on toast. Almond-skin flavors, too. It’s full-bodied and creamy with crisp acidity. Complex layers of toasted nuts and ripe fruit. Elegant. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling, 94 pts
An impressive white that is balanced between fruit, acidity and oak, this appellation wine offers a creamy, cohesive center that is both pretty and complex. Baking spice elements adorn layers of apple, apricot and Meyer lemon flavor that are rich yet fresh.
- Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts
The 2018 Chardonnay sails out of the glass with invigorating scents of lemon curd, fresh grapefruit and yuzu with hints of green mango, shaved ginger and peach blossoms. The medium-bodied palate has lovely elegance and restraint, featuring loads of citrus and stone fruit layers and a satiny texture, finishing with a quiet intensity and fantastic freshness.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 pts
Lots of stone fruits, brioche, and honeysuckle notes emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay, a solid, nicely balanced Chardonnay with a good mix of both richness and freshness. Opening up nicely with air, this rich, toasty, vibrant effort is ideal for drinking over the coming 2-4 years.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 92 pts
This sleek white delivers fresh-cut Gala apple and Asian pear flavors that feature hints of dried sage, supported by fresh acidity. Ends with a minerally finish that shows notes of tarragon cream.
- Wine Spectator, 90 pts