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Wine Enthusiast: This Chardonnay has all the bells and whistles the winemaker can bestow on it. It's soft and creamy, with flavors of sweetly-sour pineapple and lemon-drop candy, buttered toas...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Bright yellow. Vibrant aromas of lemon zest and minerals with a touch of dusty brown spices. A delicately floral, spicy 2010 with a tart lemon flavor and a lovely impression...
Wine Spectator: Oak adds richness and depth to this white, along with texture, with smoky, toasty oak framing ripe pear and honeydew melon. Ends with a crisp finish. Drink now through 2017. 4...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Subdued aromas of green melon and minerals complicated by a leesy suggestion of hazelnut. Fat, tactile and rich, but with firm acidity and underlying minerality leavening the...
Wine Spectator: Combines richness with density and a tight core of pear, melon, green apple and light cedary oak flavors. This is raw and young, so give it time. The finish is complex, layere...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: (from Vaulorent): Good bright pale-medium yellow. Musky aromas of wet stone and honey, with a cyanic hint of apricot pit. Fat, broad and seamless, with a ripe peach flavor ...
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, bright yellow. Dusty stone, lemon drop and wild herbs on the nose. At once rich and penetrating, with strong acidity and mineral spine intensifying the flavors of grap...
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. 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...
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 ...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2010 Petit Chablis is a fresh wine with attractive white fruit and floral notes. The finish shows excellent energy and drive. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. -AG
About this Wine: This chardonnay is done in a crisper, leaner style. The fruit comes from Celilo Vineyards as well as Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard.