#41 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2020
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This comes mostly from the Wolf vineyard with some fruit from the Middle Ranch vineyard. The 2017 Edna Valley Chardonnay opens with wonderful aromas of honeycomb, orange blossoms, saline, crushed shell and loads of baked apple and quince with an earthy undercurrent. The palate is medium-bodied, satiny and intense, with seamless freshness on the finish, which lingers with honeyed notions.
93pts Wine Enthusiast
Pleasantly briny hints of sea spray and beach dew meet with golden nuts and dried lemon peels in the intensely complex nose of this bottling. The texture is compelling, leading into full flavors of lemon balm, salted macadamia nuts, orange rind and creamy guava peel. MATT KETTMANN
The Edna Valley Appellation is one of the last major Chardonnay harvests in California and eflects the cool maritime climate which is its influence. his wine is always one of the best values in California Chardonnay.