Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Tense and vibrant, with a zesty core of pithy citrus, green apple, tangerine and blood orange flavors, giving this a lively presence throughout. Drink now. 224 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2014 Chardonnay South River displays more lemon honey and white peach, a hint of pineapple, and an elegant, steely, deep, full-bodied style, with great acidity and palate feel. This is largely produced from the Hanzel clone of Chardonnay. Drink it over the next 10+ years.Author: Robert Parker
The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 32 bottles owned
- 9 collectors