Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Honeysuckle and honeydew flavors are evident from the start, well-centered and marked by lively acidity and a citrusy, grapefruitlike texture. Long and clean on the finish. Drink now. 225 cases made. -JLAuthor: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89The 2014 Chardonnay Gap's Crown Vineyard from the Sonoma Coast comes from a high-elevation hillside vineyard that has become quite popular with many top producers. This is a relatively limited cuvee of only 225 cases. It went through full malolactic, was fermented with native yeast, and was aged in 30% new French oak. More tangerine oil, orange blossom and citrus are present in this crisp, medium to full-bodied, not complex, fleshy Chardonnay. It displays slightly more elevated notes of rocky minerality in the flavors, but it is impressive and should drink nicely for 4-5 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2016-2021Author: mctarheel
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 29 bottles owned
- 3 collectors