The 2021 Discovery Chardonnay leads with a stunning nose of juicy pineapple, freshly sliced pears, lemon chiffon, and warm toast. Spicy notes of nutmeg and ginger are highlighted with star jasmine and honeysuckle fragrances accompanied by hints of smoky oak and hazelnut. Elegant and silky on the palate, this Chardonnay offers delectable peach, melon, and green apple flavors accentuated by tropical notes of mango, guava, pineapple, and kiwi. A clean, exceptionally balanced finish is rounded out with essences of sweet Crenshaw melon, nectarine and papaya.
A warm growing season leading into a cool harvest time gives a tension-filled wine that is both rich yet fresh with persistent acidity. Lemon curd, vanilla bean and toasted nuts on the nose, then rich lactic notes on the palate. Full-bodied and mouthfilling. The varietal character shines through despite a heavy hand in the winery. A long, spice-filled finish punctuates this exceptional wine.
- Decanter, 92 pts.
There's a guava character to the nose of this bottling, yet it's cut by a river stone edge. A bright sizzle of acidity and a chalky flesh envelop the palate, with plumeria and more guava flavors at play.
- Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts.