"The current collection reveals Woodward Canyon to be in full form. The 2008 Chardonnay is a blend of 70% estate fruit and 30% Celilo Vineyard fruit, the latter being one of the finest sites for Chardonnay in the state. It was aged in 20% new French oak. Light gold-colored, it offers up an enticing perfume of buttered popcorn, mineral, poached pear, apple, and peach. On the palate it is medium-bodied with a creamy texture, notes of vanilla spice, hazelnut, and pit fruits, and impeccable integration of oak, acidity, and alcohol. It is likely to evolve for 1-2 years and should drink well for 6-8."
- The Wine Advocate #190 92 points