90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Chardonnay Estate is beautifully focused in this vintage. Totally different in style than the 2010, the 2011 is laced with bright citrusy fruit, flowers and sweet spices. The layered, focused style of the year comes through nicely. The purity of the fruit, especially on the finish, is impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright gold. Pungent aromas of poached pear, honey, chamomile and smoky lees. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering lemon curd, pear and anise flavors and a hint of beeswax. Closes on a spicy note, with firm grip and a suggestion of dried citrus fruits. I like this chardonnay's blend of richness and nerve.