WA 90 WE 92 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Chardonnay Cold Creek Vineyard was fermented and aged sur lie in 53% new French oak for 9 months. Aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, poached pear, spiced apple and tropical notes lead to a wine in need of another 1-2 years to fully blossom. Still tightly wound but with plenty of material, it will merit its outstanding rating with more bottle age.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Smooth and spicy, matching bright, tight, sweet-tart lemony fruit to nicely integrated barrel notes of sandalwood and graham cracker. The sleek structure, balanced for cellaring as well as immediate enjoyment.
Winemakers Notes - This Chardonnay exhibits rich, ripe fruit with notes of roasted hazelnuts. Rated 90+