The 2019 Chardonnay Seascape Vineyard is another incredibly distinctive wine in this range. Candied ginger, passionfruit, lemon confit, white flowers and tangerine oil give this mid-weight Chardonnay tons of character. Bright acids lend freshness and verve to a Chardonnay that is very much on the exotic side of things. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2023) — 4 months ago
Medium garnet color with purple highlights. The alcohol dominates the nose. There are also some aromas of dark fruit and baking spices, but they get sent to the background. Pallet is full of blueberry and dark raspberry fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa. Also tastes a bit hot. Good structure and quite full bodied. Medium tannins with lovely acidity. Long finish. I just cannot get past the high alcohol, which knocks my rating down a bit. — 6 months ago
Michele Chiarlo La Court Nizza Riserva 2017
Medium ruby color.
Aromas of cherry, barnyard, licorice, leather.
Dry. Flavors of black sour cherry, licorice, leather, tobacco, earthy. Smooth, moderate tannins balanced by great acidity.
Finish: 4/5 — 4 months ago
1996 vintage — 3 months ago
2021 vintage. Pretty introduction then down to jammy business. Medium-bodied. Walks the fine line between elegance and fruit bomb. — 4 months ago
Still partial to Hartford Court Chardonnays, but this was very tasty. Ripe red cherries, raspberries, and orange peel. Very refreshing. — 8 months ago
Sipping Fine Wine
Pale lemon color with aromas of stone fruits, spice, floral and citrus adding some yeasty notes, aged in French oak (15% new) for 13 months. On the palate flavors of apple, pear & apricot with lemon citrus zest, honeysuckle and nutty notes. Smooth, long finish, well balanced with lively acidity, ending with fruit and wet stone mineral character. Nice! Drink now! Pair this with shellfish or seafood dish. — 8 days ago