Massively huge flavors of tropical fruits are balanced by crisp acidity, high enough to make the pineapple, guava and mango flavors shine. New, smoky oak adds the depth to make this wine truly complex and delicious. Big and unctuous, this is a flashy wine meant to complement rich, showy foods.
From a tru Chardonnay pioneer in California, and always a great value, this crisply wine is rich and balanced. The fruit is not weighed down by too much oak, leaving the bright apple and peach flavors to shine through. The finish is long and fruity.
A more upscale Chard, with fundamentally better fruit and receiving better care in winemaking than the regular bottling. Lean and graceful, with toast and vanilla aromas and pear and nutmeg flavors. Understated and stylish, again emphasizing elegance over body or extract.
This year the wine displays a tight structure of high acidity framing flavors of minerals, stones, and lime. On the finish a rich vein of tropical fruit and spice shows up. This young, steely wine possesses great authority and style, and may be an ager.
Melon and pear aromas, but an odd note on the nose detracts. After that it’s a stylish wine with a lean, angular profile showing pear and melon fruit and herb accents. Light but well balanced in the mouth. Touch of popcorn on the finish.