This distinctive white offers a creamy texture and aromatic profile, with a long, detailed finish. The melon, apple and apricot flavors are ripe and lush, with cedar and spice accents. Apple blossom, lemon verbena and grapefruit zest nuances add punctuation to the juicy finish. Drink now through 2030. 92/100
Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay Marlborough 2012 This fits somewhere between Napa Chardonnay and white Burgundy. It’s creamy yet refreshing, a suitable complement to fish, but also roast chicken. The 14 percent alcohol, at just the high side of modest, leaves space for subtlety and evolution.