This is a thick, rich and very ripe wine, with a charred back note making its way against higher-toned tastes of red raspberry and blackberry. The oak is integrated and the wine softly varietal, but it packs a punch on the palate. —V.B
Buena Vista Winery Reviews
Score: 89 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
A limited cuvee of 300 cases, the 2011 Chardonnay Private Reserve possesses more length, richness, subtlety and complexity. Delicate honeyed, buttered popcorn, citrus oil and orange blossom notes are present in this medium-bodied, refreshing yet steely Chardonnay. With good minerality, ripeness and balance, it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.