Closed and undeveloped which is always a plus for long term cellaring. The smokey oak flavors resulting from barrel fermentation and extended lees ageing are subdued and all the necessary ingredients are there for a great future. These chardonnays are never fruity and forward, but instead show their age slowly, becoming fine, elegant and delicious in their own time.
These are stimulating wines of great depth and complexity, their reputation earned through consistency of quality. They will richly reward those seeking true expressions of a vineyard's character.
"Pale, bright straw-yellow. Peachy grapefruit fragrance over creamy, buttery oak tones of spice and vanilla. An exercise in creaminess and silky texture, with fine balancing crystalline minerality. Its bright citrus fruits and punchy, warm, ripe finish is round, soft and long."
International Wine Cellar