medium lemon yellow; lemon curd, pineapple, brioche, white flowers, hint of smoke; medium body, medium+ acidity, 13.2 % ABV, lovely balance; sourced 56% from Sanford & Benedict and 44% from Solomon Hills, aged 11 months in 90% new French oak, 50% malolactic fermentation — 2 days ago
A favorite winery of mine... This one needs a little more bottle age, or a splash decant... A muted nose opened to crisp honeycomb apple, ginger root, and a toasty brioche character. Feels like bit of lees influence too. Round, layered, and soft on the palate with yellow apple, pear and melon rind. Bright acidity shines on the mid-palate with a limestone crouch to the finish. Hold this for a few more years. — 2 days ago
Lemon peel, tangerine, flowers and chamomile all grace the exquisite, creamy, vivid 2017 Chardonnay from J. Wilkes. Beautifully layered yet also light on its feet, with tons of Santa Maria character, the 2017 is a winner. Best of all, this absolutely delicious Chardonnay is a remarkable value. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019) — 15 days ago
Oaked chard done right. Just really well integrated. Plenty of buttery popcorn, but in a good way with this wine-- like really good quality popcorn...
10-12 months total in oak I believe-- 23% new — 3 days ago
This chardonnay, produced by the Winemaker of the Year, has lemon, a hint of plum and peach. It is not lush, though, and it should not be drunk without food. Poppy Hall had the right menu for it. — 3 days ago
CVed 10/19/19 Acker buy. Surprised how nicely balanced with new world creaminess and texture with acidic lean old world profile. Nice wine to sip. — 3 days ago