The 2019 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard opens with a gorgeous nose of spice cake, candied ginger, lemon butter and marzipan over a core of apricots, Bosc pears and apple pie. Medium-bodied, the palate bursts with intense citrus and apple flavors plus loads of spicy accents with a racy backbone and satiny texture, finishing long with beautiful savoriness.
2019 Barnett Vineyards Chardonnay, Catarina | 92 points
The 2019 Chardonnay Catarina rolls out of the glass with pretty honeysuckle, mandarin peel and beeswax scents over a core of lemon tart, white peach and fresh pear plus a touch of marzipan. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly crafted with compelling restraint and a quiet intensity of pear and citrus flavors, finishing on a lingering yeasty/nutty note.