Vinous 95 W&S 91 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - Petrol, graphite and a host of exotic, Riesling-inflected notes blossom in Failla's 2013 Chardonnay Chuy Vineyard. Butter, spice and tropical fruit are laced into an oily, viscous finish. The 2013 is intense and vivid to the core. It is also a fabulous example of this superb Chardonnay vintage.
According to Wine & Spirits - Ehren Jordan has worked with this chardonnay—old unirrigated, head-trained vines at 1,000 feet of elevation farmed by Jesus “Chuy” Ordaz—since his early days at Turley. The site’s low yields and small berries translate into a chardonnay that’s both full bodied and firm, its sunny yellow peach flavors cool and harmonious, a nutty layer of oak moving aside to let the tangy persistence of the fruit take center stage. 13.7% ABV.