Wine Spectator | Rating: 92An elegant style, centered on rich fig, honeydew, light citrus and spice flavors. Slow to unfold, this is most impressive on the aftertaste, where the flavors shift gears and gain depth and nuance. Drink now through 2020. 223 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Delivering layers of tropical fruits- pineapple, passion fruit and guava- the 2015 Chardonnay River Block has nuances of brioche, beeswax and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate has a beautiful oiliness to the texture and richness of fruit with a very lively backbone and great length, with some citrus zest notes. 223 cases were made.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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
- 25 bottles owned
- 9 collectors