(aged for ten months in French oak barriques, 73% new): Pale, green-tinged yellow. Vibrant, minerally and sharply focused on the nose, displaying an array of fresh and orchard fruit scents and deeper fig and brioche qualities. Sappy and penetrating, with a smoky mineral quality giving spine to the flavors of bitter pear skin, orange pith and honeysuckle. Smoothly combines power and finesse, with its mineral component driving a long floral finish. The pH of this vibrant Chardonnay is 3.11, which is quite low by New World standards for the variety and, in fact, lower than most Chablis; the residual sugar level is a very low 1.37 grams per liter.
Score: 93 points
-- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Mar 2016