91pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Groth Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay is expressive and persistent on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers aromas and flavors of crisp apples, oak, a streak of minerality. Pair it with pan-fried Dover sole in a cream sauce. (Tasted: October 17, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
90pts James Suckling
Attractive fresh pears and apples follow to a fresh palate with bright, pear-pastry and lemon flavors on offer. Drink now.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine offers creamy elements of melon and stone fruit. It has a richness of pronounced oak that works well with the soft texture and overriding opulence.
90pts Wine Spectator
Vibrant and well-structured, with a savory essence to the apple, pear and quince paste flavors. Sea salt and dried tarragon accents emerge on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2024.
Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor.