An elegant fragrance of chamomile, lemon and grapefruit pith, with darker tones of honey
and bees wax followed by hazelnut and even savory elements of thyme and walnut. An even,
mineral-dry, taut character to the wine when it first hits the tongue extends with a rounded
fullness as it begins to develop in bottle.
"The 2006 Chardonnay was 80% tank-fermented with no malolatic, and 33% spent 18 months in barrel. It possesses lovely white peach, pear, and crushed rock characteristics, full body, splendid acidity as well as purity, and a gracious integration of subtle oak. This beautiful white can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years"
The Wine Advocate
"Flinty, with a tight beam of mineral, white peach,
nectarine, green apple and lime flavors that are
concentrated, keeping the focus on the vibrant
fruit. Drink now through 2014."
"Fresh, pale yellow. Pear, lichee, minerals, honey and vanilla on the nose. Dense and firmly built, with serious lemony acidity and stony minerality keeping this young wine's tactile kernel of pear and citrus fruit under wraps today. This rather brooding, no-malo chardonnay will need time to unwind. Finishes chewy and brisk, with an intriguing undertone of honey, earth and vanillin oak."
International Wine Cellar
This is an exceptional chardonnay in a very Burgundian style: lots of stone and mineral notes, restrained but ripe fruit, light touch of oak, and long, long finish. Beautiful and balanced; smooth and elegant.