95 Points, Wine Enthusiast. "One of the greatest Chardonnays made in California each vintage, this bottling blends riper elements of yellow peach and honey with the tension of tangerine rind and pink-grapefruit pith on the nose. The palate is very energetic and tangy, with orange peels, crushed sea shells and a touch of salt hanging from an extremely well-chiseled structure." -MK
94 Points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. "Pure silk on the palate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate offers textbook notes of buttered apples, brioche, toasted bread and hints of minerality to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It's beautiful today, but should evolve gracefully for at least 5-6 years." - Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points, Vinous. The 2013 Chardonnay is especially ripe and voluptuous in this vintage because of the drought, almost unusually so. Yellow peach, candied orange peel and pineapple are front and center. The good news with the 2013 is that it will drink well early, but the bad news - if it can be called that - is that the wine is a bit on the overt side. Voluptuous, racy and oily, the 2013 will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 2013 finishes with a real sense of weight and textural richness that only adds to its considerable appeal." - Antonio Galloni
From the winery: "This Estate Chardonnay is a forceful wine. The drought was influential in giving power and concentration from beginning to end. Trademark aromas of honeysuckle, lime zest, hazelnut and earth come through with abundance. On the palate the flavors are still coming together with mouth-coating acidity and generous impressions of lemon, gardenia flowers and glycerin--a sign for long life and evolution".
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