95pts Wine Spectator
Boasts an explosive laser beam of purity to the Honeycrisp apple, lemon blossom and pear flavors on a powerful frame of acidity, with hints of sesame seed, white tea and flint on the epic finish. Drink now.
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills, still in tank, comes from about 70% estate and 30% purchased fruit. It's savory at this stage, with tones of golden apples, beeswax, brioche and roasted almonds. The medium-bodied palate offers youthful, tangy acidity and slowly emerging nutty layers, finishing energetic. Barrel Sample: 91-93
The wine has aromas of Meyer lemon peel and pith with hints of raw ginger, honey, and green apple all under a cloak of crushed white rock. The texture offers a restrained fleshiness on the mid-palate with a focused and bright saline finish.