| Wine Spectator 91 points (Apr 30 2015)
Big, rich and lusciously spiced, delivering loads of well-integrated tropical and white fruit flavors. Very buttery, showing an engaging minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 6,158 cases made. -KM
Wine Advocate 88 points (Jun 2014)
The 2012 Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay is produced with Casablanca fruit in a warm vintage, part fermented in inox and part in oak to keep the freshness and balance. It smells of lemon meringue with a smoky note, aromas of citric fruit and yellow plums with sweet vanilla. The palate shows the oak a lot more, and there is creaminess in the texture, some drying tannins and a slightly bitter finish that detracts from its drinkability, but it should do well with soft paste cheeses or white meats. Drink now-2016.