92pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine presents an interesting mix of herbal, citrus and stone-fruit components. Lemon pepper and grapefruit, with a touch of Satsuma orange, all stand out. A slick lick of caramel carries on the finish.
Our second still wine Chardonnay from Spirit Hill Vineyard balances focused concentration with tight, attacking energy provided by the cool, windy slopes of the high elevation Eola-Amity Hills. Sourced from a single block of 548 Dijon Clone Chardonnay, sitting at 750 feet elevation, these loose clusters and firm skins provide its fruit core and structure. Preserved lemon, gun smoke, and roast almond are accentuated with persistent textural finesse and subtle saline minerality. Entirely barrel fermented, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on full lees for 16 months in French oak, of which 40% were new.