Bethel Heights Estate Grown Chardonnay 2013
Wine EnthusiastFirm and polished, this barrel-fermented wine is just rounded off enough, without damping the bright, almost crunchy fruit. There's a light touch of toast and the structure for further bottle age to improve it. Drink 2017-2025.
Wine SpectatorFresh and lively, this lighter style offers tension to the pear, citrus and mineral flavors that persist into a focused and expressive finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,084 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay Estate Grown has an attractive bouquet with citrus fruit, dandelion, a touch of melted butter and white chocolate, quite complex in style. The palate is fresh on entry with a twist of sour lemon. I like the edginess here, quite tensile in the mouth with white chocolate and pralines towards the easy-going finish.