A single vineyard Chardonnay at this price is rare. Toasted spices, nuts, coconut, white flowers, and stone fruits all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with a layered, nicely textured mouthfeel, bright acidity, and a clean finish. Scored 92/BEST BUY points Wine & Spirits Magazine; 90 points Jeb Dunnuck.
Great value! This barrel fermented, full bodied Chardonnay has mouth filling citrus fruit and a palate cleansing, bright finish. It will become richer and more complex with age.
Ripe stone fruits, honeyed almonds, chalky minerality, and some toasty, slight caramel notes emerge from the glass. It's nicely textured, with an elegant richness and a great finish. Scored 94 points Jeb Dunnuck; 91 points Wine & Spirits Magazine.
This vineyard has hit its stride producing marvelous Chardonnays year after year. The 2015 is just amazing right now. On the palate, classic Chardonnay flavors of apple, citrus and vanilla go on and on. Serve with shellfish, Cornish game hen, or alfredo pasta with lobster. Score 92 points Robert Parker.
This vineyard has hit its stride producing marvelous Chardonnays year after year. On the palate, classic Chardonnay flavors of apple, citrus and vanilla go on and on. Serve with shellfish, Cornish game hen, or alfredo pasta with lobster. Received a score of 92 points from Ken's Wine Guide.
Beautifully constructed. Fresh pear and white peach scents are sharpened by notes of lemon pith and chalky minerality. Juicy, tightly wound orchard fruit flavors start off with a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up weight and sweetness with air. Score: 92 points - Vinous.
Rich on the palate with classic Chardonnay flavors of apple, citrus and vanilla that go on and on. This lively Chardonnay will go with a variety of foods. Score: 92 points - Vinous. Wine club members login in to see your special case pricing on this wine.
This truly regal wine is made for those that appreciate creamy, richly textured Chardonnays. Lots of buttered citrus, orchard fruits and slight pineapple notes as well as spice, toasty oak, and salty mineral-like nuances all emerge from the glass. It is focused and precise on the palate, has good mid-palate depth, and outstanding length. Aged in specially handcrafted Francois Freres barrels, and gave it extended barrel age to create this remarkable wine. Scored 93 points Jeb Dunnuck; 92 points Wine & Spirits Magazine.
Lovely aromas of apricot, lavender and caramel ebb into age-honed flavors of lemon/lime, vanilla, clove and honeydew melon. The richness and texture have increased in the bottle. An aged beauty.
Positively stellar. Rich, textured and yet also striking for its detail. Lemon confit, pineapple, mint and new oak all resonate in this super-classic Santa Maria Chardonnay. Scored 95 points by Jeb Dunnuck; 94 points Wine & Spirits Magazine.