Light golden in color.
On the nose ripe lemons, yellow apples, oak, light butter, citrus, vanilla, Indian spices, light honeysuckle and light tangerines.
Full bodied, creamy and bold, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with red apples, oak, vanilla, citrus, spices, sea salt, white pepper and light earth.
Nice length on the finish with lemons and almonds.
This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose. I really enjoyed the nose more than the palate.
This four year old is drinking very nicely now with lots of oak and vanilla notes. Still very fresh.
Good right out of the bottle, and much better after 30 minutes of airtime.
This Single Vineyard Chardonnay is a good quality wine, that will continue to age nicely in the next five years. I've had this vintage a year ago, and it is much better now.
Nicely balanced with a great mouth feel. Buttery and creamy, and better when not very cold.
Aged in French oak barrels. A small production of only 350 cases.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$90. — 17 days ago
Smells like strawberry (but dark) and something else…is that the lauded “cassis”? I’m not smart enough to know. Dark berry of some kind. A little dusty cocoa? Smells elegant and fruity. Very tasty and elegant so far. I’ll see how air changed it. EDIT: RAISE TO 94. You have to give this air and try it with steak - outstanding pairing, Licorice and tobacco emerge - in the best way. Not my favorite style, but a great example of what it is. — 7 days ago
A golden, very reduced (little residual sugar) chardonnay. Tasty, but seemed even older than 8 years! — 6 days ago
A very nice and entertaining red blend from Sonoma County. Showing black fruits with vanilla, earth, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, cola and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.
Nice finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
Still young and would be better in a few years.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.
A blend of 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 22% Petit Verdot, 12% Merlot and 8% Petite Sirah. Aged for 17 months in French Oak barrels.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
$50. — a month ago