91 Points

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 13.8% alcohol, only 66 cases produced. This shows more weight, density, and viscosity than I typically associate with this producer with aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, honeycomb/beeswax, white flowers, lemon curd, white peach, quince, and a subtle earthy suggestion. Actually more expressive, complex, and complete in the mouth than on the nose. There is a nice swath of acidity on the attack that helps to buffer all of that richness, although this wine doesn't quite offer the precision, energy, or freshness of the best examples of Littorai chardonnay (for me to date, those would be the 2004 Tributary and 2005 & 2008 Charles Heintz). My first of three bottles, will plan opening another and reassessing its development and trajectory within the next 12-18 months.

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