James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, December 2012

2010 Chardonnay

Layered and structured white with apple pie and cream character. Dried apple and peaches too. Subtle and intense. Powerful with Fresh acidity. Very minerally on the finish. Better in 2015. All barrel fermented, 15% new oak, and 100 percent malolactic. 91/100


The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2012

2010 Chardonnay

A portion of the 2010 Chardonnay comes from 1981 vines and two-thirds of the fruit it Mendoza clone. Fermented in oak barrels, 15% new, and using all natural yeast. 100% malo-lactic is employed and it is matured 18 months in barrel. The nose offers an impressive array of citrus, toast and earth aromas with notes of lemon peel, orange zest and grapefruit jus plus hints of crushed stones, cedar, white blossom and pineapple. The palate gives a wonderful concentration of citrus and stone fruit flavors, with just enough toasty oak offset by crisp acid, and finishing long and creamy. Tantalizingly good now, it should cellar to 2016+. 93+/100