2013 Single Vineyard Briar Hill Chardonnay
Featuring white flowers, nectarine and gun powder notes on the nose. The palate explodes with bright peach, wet stone and nutty characters supported by crunchy white nectarine-like acidity. The judicious use of oak provides great structure and length.
Hand picked and fermented spontaneously in French oak barrels (25% new). Museum release. Generosity melded with a pungent freshness. White fig, cantaloupe, nectarine and white-peach aromas stretch across a core of nougatine, creamed cashew and vanilla-pod oak.
94 points, Ned Goodwin | 2022 Wine Companion