Fresh aromas of tangerine and nectarine are intense and vibrant, carrying over to the palate, where they're enlivened by snappy acidity. Ends with a long, clean finish.
Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Pale yellow. Musky, expressive aromas of apricot, peach, marzipan, truffle and spices. Shows its sweet fruit on entry, but this is screwed tight in the middle, with strong acids and a firm mineral spine keeping the wine quite restrained today. Hardly your typical California chardonnay-but then winemaker Ehren Jordan's archetype is French wine. This may be more pliant by the time it's released in the fall.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2005 Chardonnay Keefer Ranch reveals a crisp, elegant style offering notes of green apple skins, lemon honey, white peaches, and zesty acidity. This fragrant Chardonnay could easily be mistaken for a premier cru from the Cote de Beaune. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.