91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Full straw-yellow color. Subdued aromas of spices and minerals lifted by a note of lavender sea salt. Densely packed, tactile and chewy, with harmonious acidity intensifying the wine's fruit and giving shape to its smooth umami texture. Sweeter than "regular" Carneros District chardonnay, finishing with subtle, building length.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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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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