90 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Despite this wine's initial big-barrel influence, it becomes a complex, satisfying mix of salted caramel, melon and ginger that remains relatively light bodied and able to display minerality. At an attractive price, it's worth considering for midweek meals and larger gatherings."
Shaped by cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean, the Russian River Valley enjoys a long, even growing season, and Chardonnay thrives in the region’s alluvial soils.
Fermenting the Chardonnay grapes in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels adds complexity to the variety’s rich fruit flavors.
Indicative of its cool-climate origins, with bright acidity beneath notes of pear, apple, pineapple, apricot, nutmeg and vanilla—all framed by a richly textured palate.