2019 Westwood Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
This head-turning chardonnay is a notable example of what happens when Philippe and Maayan’s remarkable interpretation of Old-World technique combines with stunning New World (Petaluma Gap) fruit. With its legacy of eye-popping scores from the wine-reviewing domain, it is no surprise that this limited-production chardonnay has become one of the most famous wines we produce. The wine has aromas of lemon curd, shaved almonds, orange peel, and apple blossoms. Textured and seductive on the palate, with beautiful, refreshing acidity.
94 Points - Tasting Panel
This vineyard, located in the Petaluma Gap AVA, sits on well-drained soils of silty gravel. The wine is barrel fermented and aged sur lie in French oak in small lots. Mouth-filling notes of lemon curd, honeyed apricot, and peach blossom meet layers of vanilla meringue that soak up a brioche toastiness.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This is a high-toned and floral white from the famous coastal site, lengthy in apple, pear, and baking spice flavors. The richness is well-balanced by bright acidity, providing a fleshy mouthfeel with complexity and structure.