Bold, rich and layered, with a medley of smoky fig, toasty oak, hazelnut and roasted marshmallow flavors that are pure, focused, intense and concentrated, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2015.
Excellent: round, full bodied, intensely flavored, lightly oaked, and well balanced; a Chardonnay with moderate richness, evident complexity (pineapple, lemon peel, toast, honey, and spicy oak) and a very long finish.
4 stars = EXCELLENT quality for its type, style, and price. Among the very best of its type for its price. Highly recommended.