February 3, 2018 - Unscrewed and poured. Butterscotch/paraffin aroma. Clean, complex mix of flavors that include lemon, minerals, white fruit. Hints of butter in the finish.
Well integrated and compelling mix of flavors, rock solid backbone, great staying power. I'm looking at a CT drinking window that ends in 2016, but this is still going strong with no end in sight. Excellent QPR.
January 31, 2014 - Cool, low intensity aromas of orchard fruit, white flowers, herbaceous scrub, rocky earth, and fleeting ginger and white pepper. On the palate, bright peach and golden apple with much more definition than on the nose, juicy and fresh, with excellent clean tart acidity. Nuances of honey, pine/scrub, and mineral earth. Nice length, with some gingery spice developing, the minerality growing and developing some salinity, and lingering tart golden fruit and herbaceous scrub. Characterful and tasty.
December 18, 2013 - This is flat-out a yummy Chard! Light in color and cloudy (it is unfiltered) with lovely citrus on the nose. Crisp, balanced, and a good mouthfeel. Nice finish. Very enjoyable wine - should have bought more!
November 6, 2013 - Lovely, crisp, refreshing - citrus and melon and mineral and above all acidity. Snappy with food, and a pleasure to drink. In this warmer vintage, it drinks like a meaty Village Chablis. Or maybe it just drinks like CA Chardonnay can and should taste without all the tarting up so often done.
July 30, 2013 - Light gold in color, slightly cloudy (unfiltered). The legs are relatively fast. Faint hints of melon, stonefruit, over a background of wet flint. Flavor upfront is white peach. The body is light with a crisp mouthfeel. The flavors evolve to a minerally finish.
June 18, 2013 - Well, well, well, a very different turn in this warmer vintage. I would usually sit on this wine a bit, but it is showing so great right now, with vibrant tree fruit and citrus.
This wine is great out of the gate and I would suggest people drink this with slightly more robust fare during the summer. So the yummy fruit is there.. but then there is still the backbone of acidity and minerality..
This is almost a guzzling wine, but the ABC is 14.1 (cant notice) so don't go too fast!!
I am going to keep a bottle for a year and see what happens.. but its so good now!!