"The cool Russian River often yields well-balanced
Chardonnays of firm frame and structure, and so is the case
here, but a quick sniff reveals layers of deep fruit, sweet oak
and lees that make this middleweight wine seem a little bit
bigger than it really is. Its keenly composed flavors parallel
both the depth and poised richness of the nose, and, while
in no way demanding of time, it does have room to grow."