Top Wine Advocate score yet for this stalwart California Chardonnay star (eclipsing even David Ramey’s efforts here):
The 2019 Chardonnay Estate is bold and ripe, with creamy, toasty character that will have wide appeal. The nose opens with savory tones of charcuterie and graphite over a core of baked apples and lemon cream. Medium-bodied, the palate is lushly fruited, ripe, creamy and long, with a streak of freshness carrying the honeyed finish.
A stunning Chardonnay from this always very high-quality producer. In fact, we agree with the Wine Advocate: this may be the best they’ve done.