WE 94 Pts - Editor's Choice! - According to Wine Enthusiast - Vintner Carr follows up on his great 2008 Reserve with this delicious bottling. In California, it’s usually a cinch to get fruit this ripe and tropical, and easy to plaster on lots of new oak. What’s hard is to fuse the elements seamlessly. This wine does, offering waves of Chardonnay opulence. It may have a touch of botrytis, but that’s in its favor.
Tasting Notes - This Chardonnay has bright aromas of apple, pear, vanilla, and butter. The fresh citrus and tropical fruit flavors blend smoothly with the creamy butter, vanilla, and toasty flavors of barrel fermentation. Aged on the lees in new French oak for 8 months imparts the oaky smoke vanilla flavors. Rated 90+