"Another release from the cooler, Green Valley region of the Russian River Valley, the 2017 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1995 (clones: old Wente, Rued, Dijon 95 and Clone 15) and was fermented and aged in one-third new French oak. Baked apples, toasted bread, spice, honeycomb, and caramelized pineapple notes all dominate the bouquet, and this beauty has a touch of Meursault-like style in its rich, powerful, waxy, honeyed profile. Balanced and textured, with good acidity and a great finish, it's another seriously good Chardonnay from this estate to drink over the following 7-8 years." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020
"More brioche, honeysuckle, pineapple, and caramelized citrus notes all emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyards, which is beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, and textured on the palate. It shows the more supple, easygoing style of the vintage for Chardonnay yet still has beautiful freshness, good concentration, and a great finish." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020
The 2018 Chardonnay Stone Côte was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 32% new, and aged for 15 months. It offers a very pretty perfume of honeysuckle, mandarin peel, candied ginger, and lemongrass with a core of white peaches, pears, and grapefruit. Medium-bodied elegantly styled and with great freshness, it finishes long and mineral-laced. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021.
"The 2018 Chardonnay Fog Dance Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 32% new, and aged for 15months. It rocks up with open-knit scents of peach cobbler, apple crumble, and gingersnap with suggestions of white pepper, almond croissant, and oyster shell. Medium-bodied, the palate reveals loads of nuanced layers with a lively line lifting the stone fruit and apple flavors to a long finish. " - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021
"A new wine from this vintage coming from a vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, the 2017 Chardonnay Radian Vineyard reveals an alluring nose of honey-drizzled peaches, baked apricots, honeydew melon, and warm pineapples with touches of brioche, toasted almonds, and nutmeg. Full-bodied and rich, with a gorgeous oiliness to the texture, it has a racy backbone giving lift to all that decadent fruit, finishing long and toasty." – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Feb. 2020
"Hearty and robust, this wine tastes of tropical honey, brioche and caramel. Thickly concentrated, it retains enough acidity to balance and complement the richness, deftly represented by a lasting character of lemon meringue." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, October 2020
"The 2018 Chardonnay Jennifer’s Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 34% new, and aged for 14months. It springs from the glass with impressive lemon curd, lime blossom, sea spray, and mandarin peel scents with hints of shaved almonds, green mango, and chalk dust. The palate is like a tightly coiled spring with amazing tension and intensity—loads of citrus and mineral layers—finishing very long and zesty.." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Rober Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021
The 2018 Chardonnay Seascape Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 26% new, and aged for 14months. It needs a little coaxing to reveal restrained notes of lemon meringue pie, lime leaves, struck flint, and wet pebbles with touches of coriander seed, orange blossoms, and yuzu zest. Medium-bodied, the palate is very crisp, intense, and pure with loads of citrus and stone-inspired flavors, finishing very long and zesty. This tight-knit beauty is going to be incredible in another year or two and will drink well for at least 10+ years. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, January 2021
"The 2018 Chardonnay Far Coast Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 31% new, and aged for 15months. It explodes from the glass with gregarious allspice and nutmeg notions over a core of warm peaches, guava, and pear tart with suggestions of gingerbread and toast. Medium-bodied, the palate is much more elegant and restrained than the nose suggests, delivering seriously minerally notes and loads of freshness, finishing long and chalky."
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, January 2021