WA 92 WS 91 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "Even better, the 2012 Chardonnay Home Ranch’s alcohol came in a full degree higher than the 2011's, and the wine hits the palate with a much larger tactile impression. Abundant aromas of white peach, apricot marmalade and pineapple soar from this full-bodied, pure, rich, well-made wine. It sells for a song given its quality. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years."
According to Wine Spectator - "Intense tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and melon notes are at the core of this moderately rich, full-bodied effort, ending with a hint of butterscotch. Maintains depth and focus, and promises to improve in a few months. Drink now through 2019."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Chardonnay Home Ranch emerges from the glass with smoke, butter, pastry and pear notes. In 2012, the Home Ranch is a little softer and less concentrated than it often is, reflecting the higher yields of the year. This pretty, gracious Chardonnay is a good choice for drinking over the next few years."
Tasting Notes - "The family vineyards are my father’s legacy and Adam and I get so much joy from crafting wines from our Home Ranch. A mix of stone and tropical fruits – peaches, pears, mangoes, pineapple – is evident in both the aromas and flavors, along with hints of honeysuckle and roasted almond. The wine wears its oak well, with the toasted marshmallow and vanilla flavors I love in Chardonnay. The lively acidity keeps it balanced and bright, with a finish that lingers long on the palate." 14.7% ABV.