February 13, 2021 - PnP, 15 min glass time. Clear, light straw color. Good, med nose. Initially drank like it should and typical of a good CA Chard. Good tension, full bodied, decent fruit and proper fruit profile but the oak with time overwhelmed the wine. Drink now. $71 winery direct.
December 6, 2020 - Nice fruit and oak on the nose. Lovely palate, showing a unique cinnamon note on the finish. Really nice wine. I’m not sure it will improve so I’d drink now.
September 13, 2020 - Apple and pear on the nose and lovely stone fruit / white peach palette. Well balanced.
June 18, 2020 - Beautiful Chardonnay. Drinking nicely right now.
January 2, 2020 - Lean, sleek and citric with good balance of fruit, acid and touch of vanilla oak. A delightful Chardonnay drinking well now and over next 4-5 years.
November 24, 2019 - This was good, but frankly I have preferred the WS Unoaked which I have tried in the past. Upon opening, there was a surprising amount of vanilla. I think it is a mistake to drink this too cold as well. Probably upper 50s is a good temperature.
November 11, 2019 - Crisp acidity, slight spritz.
September 28, 2019 - Lovely Chard. on the thin side. Nice fruit.
April 19, 2019 - Theme was Napa or Sonoma white, blind. We brought this one, and a 2015 WS Unoaked Chardonnay, to see the contrast. It was a good experiment. One could get the oak influence, but it was definitely a light touch. The color was a little richer than the unoaked. Nose also had a touch of butterscotch, a nice touch, no cloying. Palate was, to me, classic WS Chardonnay, which I love. Pears and apples, a touch of citrus, very smooth. Long finish. Delightful.
October 27, 2018 - Very nice modern California Chardonnay, with the oak dialed back and decent minerality. That said, it doesn’t really resemble Burgundy. Pleasant pineapple flavor which evolved into overtly tropical notes as it warmed up. Good acidity, pliant texture.