This sets a high standard for Oregon Chardonnay. Bright and snappy, yet deep and concentrated, it’s a symphony of lemon, citrus, stone and tropical fruits, well-differentiated yet perfectly integrated. The extraordinary length and precise focus, along with the overall balance and structure, suggest that this should improve for many years to come.
96 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2012)
#9 - Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2012
Light, racy and aromatic, with depth, offering mineral notes of crushed wet stone before delivering beautifully restrained apple, pineapple and citrus flavors that play against a lean, sinewy frame. The finish doesn't quit. Drink now through 2020. 217 cases made.
96 points, Wine Spectator (Dec 2012)
Lean, angular and attenuated, with filigreed scents of lees and dried pineapple, this has a high-toned character. With air a soft vanilla spice emerges to accent the fruit, and a hint of mace or clove spice to adorn the finish. Everything seems to be in place; it’s just years from its peak expression. Cellar, then serve with soy-glazed black cod.
94 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2012)