93 Points, Wine & Spirits
A captivating balancing act, this blend of fruit from the Camp Meeting Ridge estate and other coastal sites feels at once concentrated and weightless. The first impression is one of healthy, plump fruitóripe apricot, perhaps a hint of caramelized sugaróbut it hews to a clean line, the flavors growing more earthy as taut acidity pulls toward crisp, green-tinged suggestions of seashells and borage flowers. More than the flavors themselves, itís the overall impression of satiny grace that gives this coastal white its beauty.
92 Points, Vinous / Antonio Galloni
The 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous entry-level offering. Lemon peel, white pepper, white flowers and pears meld together in an effortless, precise Chardonnay long on personality and real class. The flavors are bright, focused and nuanced throughout. The Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is made mostly from purchased fruit, but it is nevertheless a terrific entry-level wine that captures the house style nicely.