The 2015 Chardonnay Casteel Reserve has a seductively savory and rich nose of brioche, cashews and beeswax over a core of honeyed apricots, cedar and ginger. Medium-bodied and with a gorgeous creaminess to the texture, if fills the mouth with stone fruit and spice flavors, finishing with great length and depth. 300 cases were made.
94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # 232 - Aug 2017)
This barrel selection is the winery's reserve. Dense and detailed, it moves gracefully from lime-inflected citrus through peach and papaya. Though modest in alcohol, it has a warm kick to the finish, along with a light kiss of barrel toast.
93 points, Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2017)
Beautiful aromas of apples, peaches, mangoes and pineapple. Medium to full body, a creamy texture with a pure, elegant and vibrant finish. Drink now or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Dec 2017)