91 Points - JamesSuckling.com
"This shows subtlety and finesse with berry, currant and chocolate character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Polished red. Drink now or hold." - James Suckling, May 2016
Made from our finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, our 2013 Platinum is our purest, most intense and most seductively smooth red wine. Thoughtful decision making, from vineyard sourcing through winemaking, is reflected in the poise and polish of this incredibly dark and decadent wine. The grapes, picked at their peak, deliver deep layers of spiced plum, black cherry, blueberry and graphite, structured by mature tannins. Hints of cocoa and spice from French oak barrels cradle the intense fruit and grace the long finish. For all its power, the palate remains velvety and plush, a signature of this distinguished wine.
93 Points - JamesSuckling.com
"Lots of sliced apple, flan and pear character. Hints of meringue. Full body, lots of fruit and intensity. Hints of cream and lightly toasted oak giving a vanilla undertone. Excellent Napa chardonnay in a rich style. Drink or hold." - James Suckling, March 2017
92 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Chardonnay Reserve is a bombastic extrovert of a Chardonnay with pronounced apricot preserves, mango chutney and musk melon notes over nuances of ginger, allspice, lemon curd and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with exotic fruit flavors, with just enough oak spiciness and a seamless acid backbone, finishing long and toasty." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2017
Power and grace, purity and poise, an elegant expression of Chardonnay worthy of the reserve title. Aromas of ripe apple and toasted brioche join crème brûlée and custard, followed by intense citrus notes led by lime and lemon zest and ripe pear. Dense and creamy, viscous with a touch of minerality and oak spice alongside subtle vanilla and caramel. Classic and instantly recognizable as one of Napa’s elite.