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Estate Chardonnay Reviews

Score: Double Gold | June 19, 2019 | International Women's Wine Competition
Score: 94 | June 5, 2018 | JebDunnuck.com

The top Chardonnay is the 2016 Chardonnay Estate, which is all from the estate DeLoach Vineyard and spent 15 months in 30% new French oak. Light gold-colored with notes of lemon curd, white flowers, and poached pear, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a light, graceful texture, and good acidity. It's a clean, balanced, impressive Chardonnay.

Score: gold | June 5, 2019 | Sunset International Wine Competition
Score: 93+ | April 30, 2019 | Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is scented of croissant, pastry and lemon cream with ripe yellow fruits and tropical touches in the background. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy texture, it has good layers of ripe fruit, creamy and honeyed nuts in the mouth with a long finish.

Score: Gold | January 30, 2019 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 90 | November 26, 2018 | JamesSuckling.com

Attractive, spicy pear and peach aromas with tropical notes, leading to a palate that has a rich, fleshy and gently creamy fruit core. Baking spices to close. Drink now.

Score: 93+ | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chardonnay Estate is intensely scented of lemon zest, yuzu, mandarin peel and freshly sliced apples with touches of crushed rocks, honeysuckle and baking bread. Medium to full-bodied, it has an understated minerally/savory personality in the mouth with a beautifully creamy texture and harmonious freshness, finishing long and chalky.

Score: Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Harvest Challenge
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Gold | April 14, 2017 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

94 Points
Butterscotch; acidity; young spicy buck

Score: Gold | January 19, 2017 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 92 | February 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

From the producer’s estate vineyard planted on the Olivet Bench, this sublimely textured white is perfumed, zesty and complex. It delights in voluptuous layers of pear and honey in equal measure, showing both sides of deliciousness, fresh and fruity.

Score: Gold | June 30, 2016 | International Women's Wine Competition
Score: Silver | January 11, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
September 20, 2015 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair

GOLD

Score: 90 | April 30, 2015 | Wine Spectator

This presents a complex overlay of creamy, vanilla-accented oak, joining ripe pear and honeydew flavors and gaining nuance and subtle accents of fig and almond. 

Score: Double Gold | February 9, 2015 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 90 | February 2, 2015 | Wine Spectator

Presents a complex overlay of creamy, vanilla-accented oak, joining ripe pear and honeydew flavors and gaining nuance and subtle accents of fig and almond. Drink now through 2018.

Score: Double Gold - Best of Class | September 25, 2014 | International Wine Channel TV Awards
Score: 88 | December 31, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Fresh and snappy, with vibrant pear, honeysuckle, ginger and piecrust notes. Still raw, but offers persistent core of flavors.
Score: 87 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
The 2011 Chardonnay Estate offers attractive notes of oranges and mangoes along with good acidity, and little oak in either the aromatic or flavor profiles. With good freshness and liveliness, it can be enjoyed over the next several years.
Score: 88 | November 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
The opulence of this Chard comes at least as much from the buttered toast and caramel notes of oak, as it does from the underlying pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. It’s a crowd pleaser. Drink now. —
Score: 87 | June 15, 2012 | Wine Spectator
A touch raw and pithy in texture, this offers a racy edge to its citrus, peach and nectarine flavors. Clean and snappy on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 41 cases made. –JL
Score: 93 | June 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
Tastes of perfectly ripened pineapple, pear, lime and peach flavors. On the structural side is fine acidity and a tangy minerality, like a lick of cold steel. Oak is here, notable but perfectly integrated. Give this Chard a little time in the glass to breathe. — S.H. (6/1/2012)