The 2013 chardonnay is typical of the recent past vintages.
The nose has an elegance and complexity that speaks of well grown, low yielding, hand picked fruit with a subtle lick of French oak from the barrel fermentation.
The palate starts with the classic entry, texture, fruit, and minerality. Then the power and concentration fill the mouth.
Close your eyes and enjoy the long persistent finish.
2010 Pinot Noir.
The 2010 Pinot is a return to the style of the 2008. The even years seem to have average crop levels unlike the 2009 with a small crop resulting in the blockbuster style.
The 2010 has elegance and finesse, but still with the rich fruit backbone. The ripe fruit is obvious on the nose and the palate along with that complexity and funkiness that comes from the wild yeast. 35% new French oak ties the fruit, the funkiness, and the fine tannins nicely together.
We recommend decanting this wine.
Both these wines are now available from AGV Online.