Yellow in color with a golden hue.
Nice nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with oak, vanilla, citrus, apples, light pineapple, pears and light earth.
Tangy finish with limes and black pepper.
This is a tasty Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Refreshing and easy to drink. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Needs 15 minutes of airtime to remove some of the vanilla notes, and balance itself out.
Alcohol is well integrated, so you better watch out.
Good by itself or with food, and will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.
100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in mostly French oak barrels for 6 months on their lees.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$26. — a day ago
We had the 2016 Vintage on 6/23-24/22. This is a real good Sonoma PN. There were tastes of red current, pomegranate and cranberry. There is a brambly minerality as well. Over the last 18 mo., the tannins smoothed out nicely. A nice mouth feel and finish. — 5 days ago
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Took a little while to open up but after all it is a PS. Still going strong after 17 years. Tannins and fruits still balanced. Impressive￼ — 21 hours ago