The grapes for this Chardonnay came from several excellent vineyards in southern Sonoma, where the Sonoma Coast meets Carneros, including the Sangiacomo, Champlin Creek and Hi Vista vineyards. Making their debut this season were some prime Russian River properties as well, including Saralee's and the famous Dutton Ranch. The Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, high up in the hills, foggy, windy, and truly coastal in its cool temperament, played a significant role as well.
- USA - California
- United States
"This affordable Chard is a wonderful food wine. It's dry, brisk in acidity and clean, with nice varietal flavors of pineapples, oranges, pears and limes. Oak treatment adds a just right touch of vanilla and buttered toast, while brisk acidity makes it all bright and zesty. Editors' Choice"
91 Points Wine Enthusiast July 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is pale straw gold in colour.
Bright lavender, wet stone and citrus aromas, with a touch of creamy custard.
In the mouth it is elegant and full, with crisp apple and ripe pear flavors, plus a touch of vanilla caramel from the oak. The finish is soft and smooth, very dry, but leaves lingering lush primary fruit flavors.