| Wine Advocate 87 points (Oct 2013)
The 2010 Chardonnay Monte Bello (100% Chardonnay that achieved 14.4% alcohol) exhibits a more vibrant nose of citrus blossoms, crushed rocks, oak and waxy, buttery fruit (white currants and white peaches). Crisp acidity gives the wine an attractive, well-delineated style, and it should age easily given its zesty acid profile. This solidly made Chardonnay should drink well for 6-8 years.
Wine Spectator 92 points (Nov 13 2013)
Pure and rich, with tiers of white peach, nectarine, honeydew melon and ripe pear. Most intriguing on the finish, where the flavors linger and gain. Drink now through 2028.óJ.L.