March 6, 2019 - This is a terrific wine. When I first poured the wine it was a little cloudy and I wondered if I had left it too long before tasting it. No need to worry as it turned out. As smooth as silk with citrus, mineralogy and something close to butterscotch all present. I’d be inclined to drink this sooner rather than later but I could easily be wrong about that.
February 27, 2019 - Cloudy in glass and viscous. The aromas are all golden yellow apple like a Lodi Apple. The in mouth feel is dried, crisp and with flavors which are far more lemon citrus than I would ever imagined. Palette starts as lemon and initially tangy and then quickly sweet golden yellow apple emerges.
The finish goes on and on and lingers with lemon, more apple, some dried mango and then again lemon peel.
An awesome expression of a new modern Chardonnay. Less butter, less creamy and doses of minerality which are very much present. The most French styled white Bordeaux I have found in Napa.
November 16, 2018 - Corked. A pity!
August 12, 2018 - Last- and fine to the end. Expensive, but does not disappoint.
July 8, 2018 - Continues to please though the fruit seems in decline.
June 29, 2018 - This was a crazy chardonnay. Popped to a nose that had a lot of things going on....kiwi, mango, and even some buttered popcorn. On the palate, the mouthfeel of this wine is rather soft and weighty. Mango, melon, kiwi, and butter undertones kind of all danced around here. Middle and finish is where this one started to 'thin out' but wow, there was nothing thin about this one. This wine is a butt-kicker and, dare I say, easily in the top 5 for Cali Chard for me.
May 22, 2018 - First bottle. Came alive as it started to warm.
May 22, 2018 - First bottle. Allowed to warm to co0ld room temperature when it began to sing.
March 26, 2018 - Had this at dinner. No decant and served chilled. Got better as it warmed up a bit. Just a fabulous expression of CA chardonnay. Reminded me of an Aubert. Has all the best elements of domestic chard, with powerful concentration, but also shows the weightless and strong acidic qualities of white burgundy. Tremendous bouquet of honeysuckle, citrus, white flowers and peach. Tons of beautiful mineral driven elements on a very structured pallet, with lots of backbone and perfect tannin integration. This is very long, and has many more years to go.
November 9, 2017 - Extremely good balance, lemon, peach, spring flowers, vanilla, Morlet always makes some of the best balanced Chardonnays in California that are just beautiful!