Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points: “I loved the 2018 Chardonnay from winemaker Michael Browne. This is pure California gold with its deep, unctuous bouquet of ripe orchard fruits, toasted bread, honeysuckle, caramelized citrus, and floral nuances. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has fabulous mid-palate depth and concentration, integrated acidity, and a blockbuster of a finish. It’s not for those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, yet it nevertheless is weightless and such a joy to drink. It should keep for 4-5 years, if not longer.”
Winery Notes: “Bright, Luscious aromas that leave with a certain sense”
Nose: Bartlett pear, apricot tart, orange blossoms, and crushed slate.
Mouth: Fresh papaya, spiced apricot, and light crème caramel accented with freshly grated nutmeg. An opulent texture balanced by lively acidity, reminiscent of fresh, lively cream washing over the palate. Pure minerality and a long, resonating finish ending with bright notes of citrus.
Recommended Drinking Time: Ready to enjoy now, although will reach optimal expression in 1-2 years and cellar well over the next 5 years.