92 Points For The 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay!

Lovely news! The Insider newsletter (May 5th, 2010) from Wine Spectator contains James Laube’s review of the newly-released 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay, and he’s given it 92 points!


Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2008

92 points | $40 | 2000 cases made | White

Fresh and snappy, with ripe, firm, vibrant, full-bodied citrus, green apple, spice and honeysuckle flavors that turn delicate and elegant. Drink now through 2016.—J.L.

Categories: Chardonnay, Monte Bello, Press Reviews, Santa Cruz Mountains Estate, Tasting Notes

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2 replies

  1. Lovely news for a lovely wine! Thanks for the marvelous hospitality!


  2. Drink now through 2016? I didn’t think so.


    Nose shows lemon, pear and toasty oak. There’s significantly more acidity than the Jimsomare, and more minerality, with less immediate richness and a crisp, lemony finish. This needs a year or two. 91+

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