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Score: 88 | December 9, 2014 | Wine Spectator

Aromas of crushed rock, ripe plum, cherry and raspberry form a pleasing core of aromas, turning graceful and refined on the palate without sacrificing the tannic backbone. Drink now through 2022. - J.L. 

Score: 88 | November 1, 2014 | Wine Spectator

An excellent choice for a regular, go-to Pinot, this is intense, with spicy floral scents and loamy earth, watermelon and dried berry notes that firm on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made. —J.L.

Score: 89 | November 1, 2014 | Wine Spectator

Fresh, with snappy raspberry, watermelon and strawberry fruit that's focused and vibrant, ending with firm tannins that show a pleasant crushed rock loaminess. Drink now through 2023. - J.L.

Score: 88 | August 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits

Decant this to allow the initial reduction to blow off. Underneath there's a sappy Russian River chardonnay with exuberant fruit ripeness, the aromas suggesting peach and apricot. It's a sunny white to serve well chilled with grilled chicken.

Score: 87 | July 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator
Juicy and expressive, with black cherry, plum compote, dried lavender, vanilla bean and smooth, integrated tannins. A spicy cigar box note comes in on the finish where the tannins firm up pleasingly.
Score: 87 | July 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator
The intense vanilla oak-tinged citrus and green apple flavors make this a pleasing effort, gaining spice and nuance on the finish.
Score: 87 | July 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator
Full-bodied, with ripe baked apple, spice and light cedary oak notes. The flavors stay true.
Score: 87 | July 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator
Green pear, apple and spicy nutmeg scents show a pithy touch, with a dash of charred oak.
Score: 88 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
Good price for a Chardonnay this dry and acidic, yet rich. The upfront impressions is all about tartness and minerality, yet there are ripe apricot, papaya and lime fruit flavors. Don’t drink it too cold, as it gains traction and interest as it warms in the glass.
Score: 88 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
Although the wine is labeled a Vineyard Designate, it’s a blend of multimple vineyards. Dry, fairly full-bodied and tannic, it has complex cherry, currant, licorice and sandalwood flavors.