Chardonnay

 
 
So crisp and fresh on the nose, you can almost smell Oregon here , earthy and slightly damp with aromas of crisp apples and creamy citrus notes all wrapped up in nuanced yeast and used wood aromas. On entry this is both fruity and focused gaining complexity and a subtle of richness of texture as it transitions through the mid-palate where some hazelnut and mineral nuance add their voices. The finish is fresh and crisp and like the nose offers up wonderfully pure fruit paired with an earthy core that speaks of perfectly ripe Chardonnay guided to be wine. 93pts
 
 
There's some obvious oak on the nose here along with a creamy base note upon which aromas of green apples, tart citrus and earthy nutty tones are layered. This is fabulous int he mouth with a great burst of ripe yet fresh fruit framed out with a bit of toasty and buttery oak but the wine remains bright, tense and light on its feet in the mouth. The wood treatment is well balanced for the fresh fruit with the tartness and slight hardness of the wine well balanced by the softening effects of the wood. Should improve over the short term at least but shows a fine synthesis of old world technique with new world fruit. 93pts
 
 
Complex on the nose if decidedly not fruit driven with lovely layers of older wood, earth, leesy floral tones and hints of stone accenting apple fruit that shows edges of dried lemon and orange pith. Medium bodied and elegant in the mouth with terrific clarity on the palate which mimics the nose with it's blend of mineral, white orchard fruit, light wood spice and slightly creamy leesy flavors. The wood spice pops a touch on the back end then yields to a lovely finish, long with citrussy accents over a gentle touch of wood. This shows lovely purity and balance. 92pts
 
 
Subtle and layered on the nose with an initial whiff of fresh oak fleshing out and gaining spice notes along with bright white fruit aromas. In the mouth this is elegance and well balanced it just glides across the palate with gently creamy and spicy oak influences adding support to the ripe pear and pineapple fruits that remain crisp in the mouth and through the rather lush and creamy finish. A bit much for my palate but really a fine showing in this style. powerful yet restrained. 91pts
 
 
Pretty and perfumed with floral and herbal top notes over a core of wood spiced quince and apple fruit. Rather light and transparent on entry, this is rather subtle in the mouth but at the same time it's also quite aromatic on the palate. There are gentle hints of bay leaf and vanilla over the core of mineral flecked apple fruit. There's a faint hint of tannins here that adds some grab to the mouth, making for a nice contrast to the general lightness of the wine, extending the pretty finish. The oak becomes slightly more obvious on the finish, though a bit more time in the bottle should help it to integrate perfectly. 89pts