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Wine Spectator: Smoke and salted butter notes accent dried apricot, kumquat and mineral flavors, while intense acidity drives this to the moderate, floral finish. Drink now through 2015. Tast...
About this Wine: One of California's most successful stainless steel fermented and aged Chardonnays is Melville's Clone 76 Inox.The immensely talented Greg Brewer is the force behind this impr...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2011 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyards is striking in its beauty. Dried pears, flowers, spices and a hint of French oak are all woven together in a gorgeous wine that captu...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2011 Chardonnay is a serious wine for the money. Honey, almonds, smoke, hazelnuts and pears burst from the glass in this rich, broad shouldered wine. Jayson Woodbridge sou...
Bob Campbell, MW: Bright, fresh, fruit-focused Chardonnay with chablis-like minerality and acidity. An interesting departure from the usually broader and more complex Cloudy Bay style, perhaps ...
Wine Spectator: This presents a rich mix of white peach, nectarine and white flowers, both potent and graceful, lingering with a citrusy finish. Drink now through 2018. –JL
Connoisseurs' Guide: If never wanting for ripeness and long on heady, young, varietal fruit, this solid effort plays juicy apples and a streak of caramelly oak against plenty of freshening, mildly...
About this Wine: Shafer's single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavors. Fermentation takes ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pale yellow. Very ripe aromas and flavors of stone fruits, crystallized lemon and spices. In a plump, rich, full style, boasting good stuffing for village wine. Harmonious ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Ripe fresh apricot and marzipan on the nose, along with a mineral component. Juicy, spicy and minerally; more taut and less fat than the basic village offering. Showing its ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pale bright yellow. High-pitched aromas of white peach, lemon, spices and minerals. Juicy, lively and pure, with enticing stony lift to the stone fruit and citrus flavors. ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Bright pale yellow. Slightly reduced aromas of apple, pear and crystallized peach. Juicy and bright, with good mid-palate cut thanks to lively acidity. Finishes tactile, st...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pure aromas of white peach and flowers. Sweet and ripe but vivacious too, with classic Puligny flavors of peach, flowers and minerals. Less reduced than the Charmes and easi...