89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
Slightly hazy yellow-gold. Aromas of pineapple tart, lemon cream and smoky, coconutty oak. Offers good intensity but began with a slightly tart citrus edge to the yellow peach and brown spice flavors. Harmonized nicely in the glass while retaining its impression of lemony acidity. Will this firmly built chardonnay expand with time in bottle?
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