94 points Vinous: "Intense, mineral- and lees-accented citrus and orchard fruit scents show excellent clarity and hints of honeysuckle and white flowers. Displays strong tension on the palate, offering juicy, smoke-accented pear and Meyer lemon flavors that show fine definition and mineral lift. The mineral quality carries strongly through the long, penetrating finish, which leaves behind repeating citrus fruit and floral notes. 22% new oak."
The sleeper. What begins as racy, even boisterous settles into itself wonderfully on day two. Sly back-end power and a mesmerizing spice and mineral component had me fully engaged. - Marcus
Aromas of chalk, lemongrass, mint, grapefruit, lime, Asian pear, almond meal, graham, wood spice. Racy acidity, vivid flavors, chalky textures smooth together, faceted, limber yet powerful and long to finish.
Vineyard Notes: 100% Willamette Valley Chardonnay from Durant Vineyard
Non-irrigated, sustainably farmed Dijon 76 and 95 Chardonnay. Planted in pure Jory silty clay loam soil over volcanic basalt in 1999/2000 on rootstock. Vines spaced 4x9, facing east around 400’ on a gentle slope