Beautiful golden color and fragrant floral and citrus aromas, with a reminiscent of wet pebbles. A note of hazelnut from the elegant oak carries through on the palate. Bright and crisp, with a creamy and soft mouthfeel, nicely framed by some toasty oak - not too much, just the right level. Excellent balance throughout the long aftertaste.
"Marked by high acidity and stony minerals, this is an austerely elegant Chardonnay. Its natural lime and Meyer lemon flavors have been enriched with sweet oak. Shows the pedigreed finesse of its chilly climate estate origin."
"Rich, well-ripened and defined equally by both its sweet apples and its nicely proportioned oak, this deeply fruited offering sports very fine balance and is at one and the same time both weighty and light on its feet. It is lifted by a pert note of acidity and shows good continuity at the finish, and, as tasty as it is at the moment, it is a Chardonnay that will improve with time in the bottle."
May have been fine as advertised at one time. The bottles I received (I tried 4) were well past prime with loss of fruit and mineral qualitities. Now harsh and very alcoholic with 14.5% alcohol.