92 POINTS | James Suckling
Excellent Napa Valley Chardonnay from one of the biggest names in the game. This is quality all the way. The creamy, mouthfilling palate creates a lush impression and is balanced by a rich, lingering finish with toasty oak and a lick of acidity to freshen up the finish. Excellent wine.
The winery writes "This classic Napa Valley blend brings together the best AVAs for Chardonnay. The blend is dominated by fruit from the cooler regions in the southern end of the valley, where bay fog and breezes allow the grapes to ripen at a gradual, flavor-building pace while retaining refreshing, natural acidity. A small amount of fruit from our Wappo Hill vineyard, in the Stag's Leap District, adds just the right touch of opulence to the blend, with other excellent Chardonnay vineyards giving their textures and tastes to the final wine."
James Suckling writes "An abundance of ripe stone and tropical fruit on the nose. It's full-bodied with aromas and flavors of mango, yellow peach, salted butter, and powdered praline. Lightly smoky with a crisp finish."