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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: A model of total elegance, the 2010 Meursault Les Luchets wraps around the palate with rich, sensual fruit. The Luchets is a better-balanced, more harmonious wine than the Vir...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2010 Chardonnay is gorgeous. Layers of expressive, varietal fruit emerge from a rich, textured Chardonnay long on class and personality. Ripe peaches, orange blossoms, spi...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Light gold. Musky, spice-accented aromas of pear, melon and honeysuckle, with a strong note of toasty lees. Smoky and broad but vibrant, with impressive depth to its orchard...
About this Wine: Lee Gnesa (pronounced knee-sa) and his family planted this intimate four-acre vineyard in 1996 on Highway 246 on a ge...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Ripe peach, lime leaf, botanical herbs and salty soil tones on the nose. Broad-shouldered and hugely concentrated, with an almost solid impression of dry extract. Classic ch...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Sweet, fruit-driven aromas of fresh peach and pear. Very Puligny in its energy, focus and floral lift. Slightly bitter in a positive way, conveying an impression of salty ac...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Less minerally and more fruity than the Chassagne samples that preceded it, showing charming aromas of peach, fresh apricot, white flowers and vanilla. Sweet, fresh, well-del...
About this Wine: Mer Soleil Chardonnay is made in a complex, barrel-fermented style reminiscent of the white wines of Burgundy but with the generous, sun-ripened flavors of California. In the...
Wine Spectator: An elegant style, linear and defined, offering apple, grapefruit, butterscotch and mineral flavors intertwined with a vibrant structure. Stretches out on the long finish, with...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Lemon, peach and clove on the nose. Ripe on entry, then a bit disjointed in the middle, showing some spiky acidity along with a lemon flavor complicated by a honeyed ripeness...
Wine Enthusiast: New oak sticks out on this Chardonnay, with buttered toast and vanilla dominating the tropical fruit, orange and Meyer lemon flavors. It's finely constructed, with deft acidit...
Wine Front: Full on. Flinty. Minerally. One hundred percent compelling. An outstanding example of what Giaconda does best: rich, penetrating fruit with funky, matchsticky, smouldering fir...
James Suckling: A beautiful white, with lemon curd and apple tar character. Medium to-full body, with bright acidity and a clean finish. Limey sherbet. Hints of apple cream on the finish. Sc...
Wine Front: Lovely combination of flavours here. Pears, sweet and savoury. Nectarines. Oak spice. A slip of lactose. Maybe even some brine. Green-ish acids through the finish, but in a pl...