Rose petal and crème brûlée with hints of cantaloupe skin and coconut nibs. An expansive and rich mouthfeel with favors of pear and notes of peach crisp. Precise and tactile.
Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points - From a blend of sites in the appellation, including Keefer, Zio Tony and Ritchie, this is a bright, salty and broadly expansive white that's gorgeously aromatic in wet earth and rose petal. The flavors are fruity in peach and pear, with a richness that is honed by the complementary acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 Points - The 2017 Chardonnay One Sixteen aged from four to 15 months in several vessels: 34% new French oak, 30% stainless, 18% foudres, 3% concrete eggs and 1% concrete tanks. It opens with aromas of roasted almonds, toast, white peach, gunflint and dried chamomile with touches of lemon pith. The palate is light to medium-bodied with toasty fruits, well-woven but refreshing acidity and a long, savory finish. This is a touch rounder and more open than its 2016 counterpart. 3,400 cases produced.