From a north-facing slope, the 2016 Block 6 Chardonnay delivers classic Chardonnay aromas of white peaches and gently toasted hazelnuts. It's medium-bodied, with a plump, succulent mouthfeel and a crisp backbone of citrusy acids. Complex shades of baking spices accent the nearly endless lemony finish. A modern-day classic.
Score: 94 points -- Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 2018
The 2017 Block 6 Chardonnay has a vibrant bouquet, maybe a little richer than the 2016, with scents of dried honey, orange zest and yellow flowers. The palate is packed full of flavour, including satsuma and hints of pineapple, and not quite as edgy as the previous vintage towards the finish, but displaying impressive amplitude and persistence. It will be difficult to resist in its youth, but my feeling is that the 2016 might get better in bottle.
Score: 91 points -- Neal Martin, Vinous, 2018