This bright and balanced wine perfectly reflects the cool climate Russian River Valley vineyard where it was grown. Brilliant yellow-gold color, with honey, pear, apple, pineapple, lemon oil, damp soil and white flower aromas, and a hint of vanillin oak. The wine opens brightly with lushly textured tropical fruit that transitions to citrus lemon and lime and apple, apricot, and nectarine fruit on the full-bodied mid-palate. Medium acidity turns lightly saline on the lively and bouncy finish of this delicious Chardonnay.
Fresh lemon zest and pineapples, with some praline notes from the fine, creamy oak toast. Fresh and flavorful with a zesty, medium-bodied palate before a long, creamy finish.
- James Suckling, 91 pts.