The 2020 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard contains the last fruit from the W block of very old vine Chardonnay, which has since been pulled out for replanting. It's scented of meringue, baker's yeast and raw almonds with a pretty core of fresh quince and Meyer lemon. Bright, tangy and ultra fresh, it opens its flavors slowly to ripe citrus and nutty accents, sporting a silky texture and long, energetic, panna cotta-laced finish.
95 Pts Erin Brooks, Robert Parker
The 2020 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard is brilliant. A wine of cut and transparency, the 2020 impresses with its crystalline purity and detail. Crushed rocks, mint, white pepper, lemon peel and sage are some of the many notes that develop in the glass. Classy and layered, with exceptional finesse, the Bien Nacido is stellar. I would love to own it.
95 Pts, Antonio Galloni, Vinous