D’Anjou pear, Golden Delicious apple, pie crust, and a trace of tangerine zest are on the initial aromas. Nearly seamless in the mouth, it glides across the palate with a very wide, oily feel, which reveals a sprightly but sneaky presence of mouth-watering acidity and long finish. The nearly seamless nature of the wine at this early stage is due to the way the acidity presents as spritely vs. subtle. I think it portends great things in the next year or two when ‘nearly seamless’ becomes ‘perfectly seamless.’ With air, the pear facet increases along with the emergence of a faint floral note like wisteria flowers. Day 2: Saline/savory notes on the finish become more prominent. Day 3: Everything becomes cohesive in this complex, yet focused Chardonnay.
Judi Scherrer –
Vinous – August 2022
The 2019 Chardonnay Scherrer Vineyard is a powerful, wild wine. Soaring aromatics and a deep structure give this Alexander Valley Chardonnay tons of character. Orchard fruit, mint, tangerine oil and dried flowers all open in the glass. There’s something exotic about the 2019 that is undeniably appealing. The creamy, substantial finish is a thing of beauty. 94 points. Antonio Galloni