Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Slightly more concentrated than the 2012, the 2013 Chardonnay Three Sisters again shows hazelnut, brioche, pure honeyed pineapple and orange blossom, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a long, long finish. This is a bigger cuvee of 332 cases. Drink now-2020.Author: Robert Parker
Vinous | Rating: 93The 2013 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard is soft, succulent and expressive. Orchard fruit, dried apricot, smoke, slate, mint and sage are all pushed forward. This open-knit, expressive Chardonnay is already quite giving. Drink it over the next few years. There is lovely precision and nuance, especially after the wine has had some time in the glass and the more mineral notes start to emerge.Author: Antonio Galloni
In 1973 Lee, Sr., Leno's son, took over management of his Uncle Tony Bondi's estate in the Russian River Valley and made his mark as a premium grape grower. He and his wife Carolyn realized the potential of their crops and started their own winery and tasting room in two converted hop barns. A chance meeting with Helen Turley in 1993 introduced a slew of progressive viticultural and cellar practices that catapulted them to the next level.
See other similar producers:Patz & Hall,Brewer-Clifton,Hanzell Vineyards
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 29 bottles owned
- 8 collectors