90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Bright, light yellow. Very pure, perfumed aromas of honeyed peach and brown spices complicated by botanical herbs and flowers. Rich and tactile in the mouth, if a bit less complex than the nose suggests. A saline umami smoothness of texture reminded me of sake. Finishes with a slightly phenolic character, a touch of oak and classic dryness.
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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