2008 Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards

Publication
The Wine Spectator Insider
Author
James Laube
Date
February 9, 2011
Award
93 Points
Review

"A stylish cool-climate Chardonnay, intense, crisp, vibrant and concentrated, with subtle citrus and pippin apple notes giving it a juicy sensation. Ends with slate and mineral notes that are firm and focused, reverberating on the finish. Drink now through 2018."

Publication
The Wine Enthusiast
Author
Steve Heimoff
Date
March 2011
Award
91 Points
Review

What's so nice about this Chardonnay is the way the dryness, acidity and minerality combine with tropical fruit to make for a splendid, Chablis-style California wine. It's a connoisseur's Chardonnay, requiring some understanding of structure. Don't drink it too cold; could even stand a brief decant at room temperature.

Publication
Quarterly Review of Wines
Date
Spring 2011
Award
4 Stars, "Excellent"
Review

Taut, elegant, oatmeal flavors reminiscent of Meursault.

Publication
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Author
Charles Olken
Date
March 2011
Award
95 Points, 3 Stars
Review

"Spry and sprightly, tight and well-fruited, so youthful that it could pass for a 2009... and it shows keenly focused green apple, stony, citrusy fruit tones and a carefully laid-on layer of rich oak."

Publication
Quarterly Review of Wines
Date
Spring 2011
Award
4 Stars, "Excellent"
Review

Taut, elegant, oatmeal flavors reminiscent of Meursault.

Publication
Quarterly Review of Wines
Date
Spring 2011
Award
4 Stars, "Excellent"
Review

Taut, elegant, oatmeal flavors reminiscent of Meursault.

Publication
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Author
Charles Olken
Date
March 2011
Award
95 Points, 3 Stars
Review

"Spry and sprightly, tight and well-fruited, so youthful that it could pass for a 2009... and it shows keenly focused green apple, stony, citrusy fruit tones and a carefully laid-on layer of rich oak."

Publication
Quarterly Review of Wines
Date
Spring 2011
Award
4 Stars, "Excellent"
Review

Taut, elegant, oatmeal flavors reminiscent of Meursault.

Publication
California Grapevine
Date
April - May 2011
Award
90 Points
Review

"Very Highly Recommended"