Superripe and oaky in pineapple, white peach purée, pear tart, buttered toast and vanilla-infused crème brûlée, this Chardonnay is saved from mere richness by crisp coastal acidity and a fine spine of minerals. Exotic and delicious, it’s at its best now.
Shows an improvement over the 07, maybe because the vines are a little older. Still dry and crisp in acids and jammy, with raspberry and cherries, but with extra depth and length. Good now, but probably better after 3–4 years in the cellar.
A vibrantly acidic, fresh young Chardonnay, clean and oaky, with sweet, candied flavors of tangerines, vanilla, minerals and buttered toast. Could be a little more complex and challenging. Let it breathe for a while.
Dominated by primary fruit cherry flavors and lots of smoky oak, this Pinot is tasting robust right now. It’s fully dry, with good, crunchy coastal acidity, and could develop in a few years.
A pretty good Pinot Noir, although It’s a little expensive for what you get. Nicely dry and crisp in acidity, with cherry and persimmon flavors, but needs greater depth and complexity.