Outstanding cool-climate, ageable chardonnay. True primary fruit character. Bottle brought to a women's weekend retreat and I first thought, "oh, 2008 CA chard, that retailer took advantage of you!" So wrong. A stunning, complex, exceptionally balanced, mineral-laced, elegant and bright wine full of verve and life. Can't wait to try recent vintages.
Wow. Manna from heaven for bitter freaks (me). Dark, exquisite, rich bitters and espresso and mocha. Fine-grained, dense and beautiful. A dark, devilish temptress. Beautiful wine. Only reason my score not higher is I like some red fruit in there as well --the full chord, not only the bass notes. But thus is finely-crafted, elegant, resonant bass. Stunning Franc.