94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is a racy wine endowed with terrific richness. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and tropical overtones all grace this unctuous, deeply layered Chardonnay. The balance of textural intensity and freshness is simply compelling. The 2017 is so expressive today. Drink: 2020-2029. (Apr 2020)"
94 points Wine Spectator: "Taut, with focused green apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Savory midpalate, leading to a finish filled with lemon meringue notes and minerally richness. Best from 2022 through 2026. 769 cases made. (8/31/20)"
94 points International Wine Report: "The 2017 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay comes from a site planted in 2007 from cuttings of old Wente from the Platt Vineyard. It has a beautiful bouquet bursting with aromas of lemon bars, tangerine, tropical fruits, toasted brioche, butted almond are complemented with secondary nuances of fresh minerals and white flowers. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with fantastic viscosity, and remarkable balance of natural acidity and fruit. This is fantastic today and will continue to flourish for the next decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (Oct 2020)"
93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is savory and earthy with notes of roasted almonds, graphite, mushroom powder and a hint of honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate's expansive, silky character is contrasted by tangy acidity and rocky minerality, finishing very long and pure. It will benefit from another two to three years in bottle. 769 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Jul 2020)"
Producer notes: "Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines. This is our fifth bottling from this unique vineyard. 769 cases produced. Alcohol 14.5%."
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|