Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"America's #1 selling Chardonnay for 27 years and counting! It's no wonder Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is our most popular release. Handcrafted in small vineyard lots throughout the entire winemaking process, our grapes are from California’s cool, coastal growing regions. Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is fruit-forward, divinely complex, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly.
Beautifully integrated tropical flavours such as pineapple, mango and papaya, with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavours delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak and butter rounds out the long, lingering finish."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Gorgeously fruited and immediately appealing, the wine shows golden peach, pineapple, vanilla pod and roasted hazelnut characters with a hint of butterscotch complexity. It's succulent, plump and flavoursome on the palate, delivering creamy mouthfeel and silky texture, leading to a lengthy satisfying finish. At its best: now to 2023."
Reviews for other vintages below…
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Classic warm climate California aromas of Chardonnay with scents from apple to peach and apricot to melon then vanilla and creamy custard, baked nut and burnt butter. A silky cream texture with contrasting acidity, gently warming alcohol and a core of fruit flavours deliver a harmonious and ready to drink expression. Fine tannins and acidity deliver foundation while the core of ripe stone fruits and apple flavours along with vanilla and clove, raw brown sugar and gentle wood sweetness. Great drinking from 2022 through 2026+."
92/100 & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast (2019 Vintage)
"Concentrated and creamy but not overly showy, this wine is balanced, restrained and layered. It meshes an apple-tart flavour with subtle vanilla and nutmeg nuances while underlying acidity achieves excellent balance."