Pure silk on the palate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate offers textbook notes of buttered apples, brioche, toasted bread and hints of minerality to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It's beautiful today, but should evolve gracefully for at least 5-6 years.
Looking at the 2013s from Jeffrey Patterson, these are serious wines that need to be on your short list for purchasing, and both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are in the top handful of wines in the appellation. As to the 2012s, unfortunately, two bottles of the Chardonnay Reserve were subtly corked, but I loved its fruit and depth on the palate; I’ll do my best to source a bottle of this as soon as possible.
Score: 94 points -- RobertParker.com