Vinous 96 WA 95 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2013 Chardonnay Bee Block is the creamiest and most expansive of the three Varner Chardonnays. Pastry, lemon oil, honey, wild flowers and mint are some of the many aromas and flavors that develop in the glass. While the Amphitheater Block and Home Block could use another year or two in bottle, the Bee Block is already quite open and expressive. There is so much to like here."
According to Wine Advocate - "My favorite in the line, the 2013 Chardonnay Bee Block Spring Ridge Vineyard knocks it out of the park with its full-bodied richness, sensational purity and classic aromatics of white flowers, sautéed apples, pear, brioche and crushed rocks. I think the most complete Chardonnay of the group, it has clean and classy aromatics, lots of texture and vibrant acidity on the finish. Drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years."
The 2012 vintage of Bee Block Chardonnay received a score of 96 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate along with a knockout score of 95 points by Antonio Galloni of Vinous. Super allocated, this wine will be gone before the scores for 2013 are released. 14.3% ABV.