97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: “The 2020 Chardonnay Chloe is rich with aromas of mineral-rich earth, pine resin, and Meyer lemon. and yellow apple. The palate is fleshy, with orange oil, a touch of savory richness, and a stony mouthfeel. It is appealing and open now, but it will certainly hold on for 10 or more years.”
96 Points Wine Advocate: “The 2020 Chardonnay Chloe, from the El Diablo Vineyard and Lorenzo Vineyard, offers an incredible combination of concentrated flavors and energetic acidity. It has intense aromas of apricot and quince with nuances of elderflower, brioche, cashews, and honey, pleasing, flinty reduction, and classy new oak spices. The full-bodied palate explodes with layers of ripe fruits supported by a satiny texture and focused acidity, and it has a dynamic finish that segues from stone fruits to flowers and spicy accents.
Winemaker Notes: “Complex aromatics combine Asian pear, chamomile, and clove with peach skin and floral notes. There’s an edge of spicy pepper and flint. The wine’s deep core is driven by white peach and nectarine flavors—ebullient, ripe, and concentrated. As the wine grows in the glass honeyed citrus flavors come forth. The texture is oily, deep, and broad, then cut with vibrant lilting acidity. A wine of balance and harmony despite its considerable richness Montrachet and Wente Clone.”
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