December 13, 2014 - Vanilla, creamy, buttery nose, super ripe yellow apple... taste is very creamy, sweet yellow apple, hint of wood tannins, hint of acidity in the finish, very modern american chardonnay!
September 13, 2014 - Not as big as some CA Chardonnays, but seductive ripe lemon/lime and melon flavors, excellent minerality and nice sharp bite at the finish, which is long and expansive. This is a style I really love!
July 1, 2014 - always good. nice rich cali chard with restrained oak and good acidity for food...
June 19, 2014 - Big and buttery. A little expensive for what it is. But it's a fine Napa Chardonnay that shows loads of cream, butter, vanilla and oak. The citrus came out more the next day. Drinking well now.
June 8, 2014 - Same score; paired with Shrimp Capanata.
May 8, 2014 - Consumed at an NFL Draft Party in Prescott, AZ. See my notes of 4-17-14. The wine seemed bigger and richer this time.
April 17, 2014 - Aromas and flavors of lemon, a hint of orange peal, pineapple, spice, minerals and toasty oak. Good acid and structure. Fairly rich and intense in the mouth. Not immensely big, but rich enough to impress. A long, tasty finish. Good pairing with chicken and canelli bean soup. Not an especially good QPR (JMO).
April 15, 2014 - This is a really good Chardonnay, especially for the price. It was light yellow gold, a little fruit forward with pineapple, melon, peach and a hint of vanilla. Mid-palate, as it was coating my taste buds, was a little oak and soft butter with a little velvet and nicely balanced. It was full bodied with a medium to long finish. We had it with salmon & Ahi Tuna at River Oaks Grille in Memphis.
August 18, 2013 - Cellared since release. Perfect fill and cork. Drunk over 2 days. Pale yellow gold. Nose of citrus, melon and oak. Medium body, crisp ripe fruit, good acidity/fruit balance, some oak on the palate. Medium finish. Very good to excellent.
August 10, 2013 - Precisely made bold chardonnay. Oaky, but not excessively so. Good acidity.