WE 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "For the debut of the winery’s Chardonnay, fruit is sourced largely from Oak Knoll, Carneros and Rutherford to craft an aromatically lemony wine that gives way to fuller tidings of caramel and vanilla on the palate. The finish offers balanced and refreshing acidity."
According to Robert Parker - "Light straw-colored with a green-ish hue, Duckhorn’s 2012 Chardonnay displays attractive notes of pear, tangerine oil and lemon zest, medium body and a subtle notion of hazelnuts. Made in a delicate, premier cru Meursault style, it should drink well for 2-4 years."
Winemakers Notes - "This lush and complex Chardonnay showcases layered aromas of white peach, nectarine, tangerine zest and honeydew melon, followed by rich, warm notes of crème brulée and chai. Though the palate is round and silky, a fluid acidity provides balance and length, while adding definition to flavors of stone fruit, citrus blossom and melon." 100% Chardonnay.14.1% ABV.