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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2009 Beaune Clos des Mouches is quite round and seamless for a young Beaune. Yellow stone fruits and minerals are some of the notes that wrap around the palate in this str...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Very pale color. Orange and lemon pith, wet stone and a whiff of marzipan on the slightly reduced nose. Wonderfully creamy and fine-grained in the mouth, saturating the enti...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2009 Chevalier-Montrachet is all about seductiveness. It is one of the more subdued, classy wines in the lineup. Sweet, perfumed and cashmere-like on the palate, the Cheva...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2009 Batard-Montrachet needs a few minutes in the glass to show its true pedigree. It is a big, big wine endowed with considerable richness and sheer power. Smoke, scorche...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2009 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet is an intense wine laced with tropical fruit, spices and mineral notes. It is a spherical Burgundy that fleshes out in all directions wit...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2009 Meursault Les Boucheres is quite a bit tighter than the Casse-Tete. It possesses gorgeous energy and drive, with layers of vibrant fruit and terrific overall balance....
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Good bright pale yellow. Lemon, hazelnut and almond on the somewhat musky nose; showing some oak today. Then thick but fresh in the mouth, with strong stone fruit flavors sh...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pale yellow-gold. Sexy leesy nuances add interest to the aromas of peach, flowers and minerals. Dense, juicy and mineral-driven, with strong acidity framing the intense flav...
About this Wine: The Lucia Chardonnay is produced from three separate blocks at the Pisoni Vineyards. Varying in age and clone, these blocks contribute to a Chardonnay blend of pure, crisp and...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: (these vines are now about 15 years old): Bright green-tinged yellow. Sexy, precise aromas of orange marmalade and flowers. Broad and minerally on the palate, with orange a...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pale yellow. Complex, intensely perfumed bouquet displays mineral-accented citrus and pear, with a strong iodine note and mounting spiciness. Juicy and light on its feet, of...
Wine Spectator: Serves up a complex mix of creamy fig, honeysuckle, anise, baked apple and spice flavors, all while maintaining a tight, upright posture and ending with a long, persistent fin...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pale yellow. Smoky pear and pit fruit aromas are complicated by jasmine and a leesy quality. Chewy in texture, with juicy nectarine and poached pear flavors picking up a dus...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Pale yellow. Candied citrus fruit and pear aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy and incisive, offering lively Meyer lemon and quince flavors ...
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 ...
Burghound: A discreet touch of mineral reduction adds breath to the otherwise fresh, elegant and beautifully complex nose of acacia blossom, rose petal, spiced pear and white peach. The ...
Wine Enthusiast: The winemaker pulled out all the bells and whistles, barrel fermenting this Chardonnay, putting it through partial malolactic fermentation, and aging it on the lees. The resul...
About this Wine: When young, Corton-Charlemagne is pale gold in color with green highlights. As it ages, the color shifts towards yellow or amber. The bouquet, delicate in the extreme, fea...
About this Wine: Green-gold, evolving to a light yellow with age, this is a wine with fine ageing properties (10-15 years, sometimes more). Intense mineral scents (flint) but with notes of lim...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Medium yellow. Peach, spices, menthol and hazelnut on the nose. Tight stone fruit flavors are given a penetrating quality by strong acidity, and lifted by hints of menthol a...