A perfect balance of fruit, depth and fresh acidity. The favors of juicy bright peach compliment the slightly spicy finish. A versatile wine that is perfect both for an afternoon cocktail hour as well as a great wine for a dinner party. Word credit: Skurnik Wines
95 Points Wine Enthusiast! "Winemakers Braiden Albrecht and Andy Erickson crafted magic out of a difficult vintage, picking the grapes for this beautiful white well before the October 2017 fires. It's gorgeously racy and light, bright and effusive, offering fleshy flavors of peach and lemon. Licorice and fennel finish out the expressive wine, which persists in wet stone. **Editors' Choice**"
"Bittersweet, smoky herbal and nutty notes, along with an ore-like sense of deep mineral earthiness, serve as ideal foils for generously juicy ripe white peach and bright Meyer lemon. The feel is full and firm, and the finish is superbly multileveled, but with a strong emphasis on darkly earthy and minerally low-tones whose resonance sets the tongue and tonsils quivering....
Produced in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, this Viognier received added depth and richness from the intense heat waves that struck the region in September 2008. These conditions increased the wine’s acid level, which perfectly complements its rich, ripe flavors. Aromas of wildflowers and acacia greet the nose, while the palate is treated to a taste of succulent apricot and honeydew.
Notes of green apple, lime, oyster shell and iodine introduce Piuze's 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux, a medium to full-bodied, ample and attractively layered wine that's concentrated, cool and controlled, with tangy acids and a saline finish. This cuvée derives from a parcel of 75-year-old vines in clay-rich soils that have weathered the warm vintage conditions very well. Credit -...
2008 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, a grand cru site for sure given the number of top wines (made by different producers) that have emerged. Elegant white peach, honeysuckle, orange marmalade and white currant aromas intermixed with earthy undertones are followed by a crisp, medium to full-bodied, impressively ripe white wine. Robert Parker
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck! "The 2019 Chardonnay Chloe comes from the Russian River, yet it shows an almost Sonoma Coast-like vibrancy and minerality. Deep stone fruits, brioche, honeysuckle, and flower oil notes all define the nose, and it's beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, and incredibly textured, with a drop-dead gorgeous finish. This is another incredible Chardonnay from this estate that...
The 2018 Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese is perfectly clear and fresh but still intense and concentrated on the spicy and complex nose. Lush and piquant on the palate, this is a fresh, stunningly pure and playful Brücke that is singing and dancing on the knife's edge. Fabulous in its purity, tension and finesse. Nevertheless, there is the ripeness you can...
This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavors, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its...