March 20, 2008 - Nice balance of citrus and pear, with a nice minerallity. It is really coming together nicely, and in about 6 months should be absolutely stunning.
December 29, 2007 - After staring at this bottle on the rack for a few months, I decided I couldn't wait to put the poor bottle out of its misery so I took it over to a Holiday Open House at my wife's co-worker's home. OK, the wine is finally doing what it was probably meant to do all along. It's finally in balance -- nice acid, but in balance with the rest of the wine. Delicious layers of pear, lemon and lime with a great minerality (limestone) that has never shown its face before for me. Nice finish too. If only I had waited to drink all of these bottles until now. <sigh> 90 pts.
September 29, 2007 - Gold in color, again with a good amount of sediment in neck. Nose is nice with toast, butter, lemon/lime comes out with a little air. On the palate this is nice and crisp. Toasty oak, tart fruit, and lemon custard or keylime pie shows up. This is my last bottle and they've all been very enjoyable.
August 12, 2007 - leaner and less overtly acidic this wine is just starting to come in to balance -- finally! Still too one-dimensional of a fruit profile though. Getting better. 86 pts.
April 1, 2007 - Still tart and acidic and lemon-limey. Better than the last bottle but still disappointing. 85pts
March 27, 2007 - Tons of flint and lemon curd.
March 5, 2007 - Color: cloudy greenish gold. A lot of sediment in neck. Nose: buttered toast. Palate: crisp & lively, nose really suggests more oak, but I get more tart green apple.
December 14, 2006 - Color: goldish, cloudy. Lots of sediment in neck. Nose: butter at first then lemon zest. Palate: Just as nice as I remember. Dry, some oak, butter & lemon, long, nice balance.
September 3, 2006 - Chalky and too acidic for me. Should I give up and give these away? Meh. 82 pts.
August 29, 2006 - Color is a dark yellow gold. Nose: is lemon/lime citrus, lemon custard or key lime pie; minerally, def. lemon/lime dessert pies; little buttered toast. Palate: nice, crisp-clean feel, wow this is great; lemon/lime definately comes out; no fatness or oakiness at all; minerally. Not at all what you would expect in a CA chard. Immediately ordered more of this wine.