• mjnickel Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 25, 2011 - This is well past the date most would say it should be opened, but you know what? It's still very good. There's structure here, and a pleasant round and full body. Chardonnay and Viognier (which are blended 50/50 in this) should be combined more often. The former provides food friendly gravitas and the latter gives a floral character that sets it apart.

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  • hutch wrote: 88 points

    February 13, 2009 - This is holding up quite well. Medium bodied, with good fruit. Not much in the way of oak presence. Niether blend really dominates. Smooth, with a good finish.

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  • Brian1970 wrote: 91 points

    September 29, 2008 - Consistent with prior notes. An outstanding QPR.

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  • grrrpor wrote: 89 points

    April 18, 2008 - been a while since I've had a bottle. notes are from the 5th night of this being open (vacuum sealed in the frig) - still clean - just as nice - possibly nicer than first night. clean - some wild flowers and pollen. looking back at price - I'm pretty astonished at the QPR on this.

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  • chateaumiller wrote: 93 points

    February 14, 2008 - OUTSTANDING

    See 5/8/07

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  • chateaumiller wrote: 93 points

    May 8, 2007 - OUTSTANDING
    One of the best California whites I have tasted.
    Great citrus and peachy nose. Very refreshing smell. I can really taste the Chardonnay on the front end and then right in the Mid-Pallate the Viognier kicks in smoothing the acidic flavors down and balancing the wine quite nicely. Solid Finish.

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  • GuruofAV wrote: 82 points

    April 28, 2007 - Very light in color
    Nose of yeast and flowers
    Pineapple, grapefruit, too much acid for me

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  • madpoet wrote: 92 points

    April 20, 2007 - A big, bold wine. A nose that is all grape, peach and a hint of citrus. On the tongue it explodes with citrus, pear, pineapple and a hint of floral fruit. There is an underlying minerality that arises from the fresh acidity.

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  • mtolerico wrote: 88 points

    March 27, 2007 - A bit monolithic for me. Loads of citrus and I do get a hint of orange peel like Parker does. I think the problem is with the integration of the dryness of the chard and sweetness of the Viogner.

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  • tiswas wrote: 90 points

    March 21, 2007 - Floral Nose almost tropical, very lush mid palate with crisp acidity on the finish. Drank without food - a great wine for the money...highly recommended!

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