Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Presents a green, juicy, flinty mix of tart green tree fruit flavors, with brushes of lime, pear, grapefruit and melon. Maintains directness on the long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2021. 450 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2015 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard has a gregarious, tropical fruit-scented nose of pineapple, green mango and guava with underlying brioche, praline and acacia honey hints. Medium-bodied with a nice suggestion of phenolic texture to offset the creaminess, the palate is intensely laden with tropical fruit and savory flavors, finishing long and lively.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 21 bottles owned
- 6 collectors