Lively, enticing, varietal characters of zesty lime, fresh lemongrass and passion fruit command the aromatic profile, while subtle hints of thyme emanate as the wine sits in the glass. Ripe, yellow grapefruit, Meyer Lemon and just a hint of gooseberry provide a captivating array of flavors on the palate, balanced by a powerful backbone of refreshing, tangy acidity. The concrete adds a decidedly mineral, saline-like character, and also balances the fruit-driven aromas with subtle hints of gun flint and wet slate. The crisp, lively, natural acidity lends to the overall texture and creates a long, mouthwatering finish.
"Creamed corn, buttered citrus, and hints of orchard fruits emerge from the 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Selection and it's a solid value. Medium-bodied, lightly textured and clean, it's slightly mid-weight yet is nicely balanced and offers ample pleasure. Drink it over the coming couple of years." -90pts, Jeb Dunnuck
"Powerful, with finely detailed dried apricot, apple and green pear flavors, supported by firm acidity. The broad finish offers buttery notes that are well-integrated with spicy accents. Best from 2020 through 2024." -Rated 92, Wine Spectator
"This lovely, light-hearted white offers an approachable embrace of firm lemon, fig and mango. It is acid-driven on the palate, with just a touch of lushness on the structured finish. Editors’ Choice" -Rated 91, Wine Enthusiast