The nose offers aromas of lanoline, madarin and lemon zest, with fresh ginger and jasmine.
The palate is tight with long, lean grapfruit acidity, balance by chalky tannins and mid-palate
"Light yellow-gold. Wild, highly perfumed bouquet of pear, orange rind, honey, jasmine, iodine and truffle, with a smoky overtone. Broad, palate-staining orchard fruit flavors reach every nook and cranny of the palate, with spicy citrus notes adding lift and cut. An exotic floral quality emerges on the long, smoky, penetrating finish. Showing extremely well right now."
International Wine Cellar
"Coming from a 13-year-old vineyard of just over 2 acres, the 2008 Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay is barrel fermented in puncheons using 100% indigenous yeasts in 25% new and 30% 1 year oak. It reveals aromas of intense pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel over the cashew, meal and sulphidic / struck match notes plus a whiff of cedar. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp, rich, silken and minerally in the very long finish."
The Wine Advocate