Pale lemon yellow. Penetrating aromas of ripe citrus, honey and flint with a subtle edge of hazelnut. Immediate intensity of wet-stone minerality and citrus oil leads to great natural extract and palate richness. Maintains purity of fruit and finesse to the slow-building finish, which features perfectly integrated yet taut acidity and persistent length.
"The 2004 Chardonnay Russian River, a blend of fruit from the Heintz, Ritchie, and Hyde vineyards, is a full-throttle, honeyed, citrus-smelling wine with full body, loads of fruit, a hint of white peaches, and good minerality.
The Wine Advocate
"Smooth, ripe and polished, with fleshy honeysuckle, melon and fig notes that turn spicy and elegant on the finish, where the flavors build intensity."