Wine Spectator 90 points - Complex and layered, exhibiting a mix of ripe peach, pear, honeydew and citrus flavors, shaded by a light toasty oak presence and ending with a slightly raw, pithy finish. Drink now. 22,000 cases made.-JL
(Jul 31 2015)
Even the 2013 Chardonnay Private Reserve has a much more restrained hand with the oak. Aged nine months in 80% new French oak, the wine is much more subtle, offering notes of lemon meringue pie, tropical pineapple, citrus oil and apple blossom. It is medium to full-bodied, refreshing and delicately oaked, which may be a first.
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