gold with glimmers of pale green, the 2014 Wayfarer Chardonnay booms with
aromas of Meyer lemon, apricot blossom and heirloom apple, echoed by notes of
lemongrass, honeysuckle and butterscotch. Generous flavors of sun-warmed white
peach and crushed almond extend long and wide on the palate with a stunning
underscore of wet stone minerality. The mouthfeel offers both intricacy and
wholeness, it is soft and succulent, yet focused with sublime acidity. A
stunning wine to enjoy in its youth, it will age beautifully for another 10–15 years.
Enthusiast Top 100 of 2016
This is yet another
stunning wine from this site, guided by the capable hands of Winemaker and
Viticulturalist Bibiana González Rave, who has coaxed from it beguiling layers
of complex concentration and sublime notions of tang and salt. The only white
from a sea of Pinot Noir grown here, it speaks to what the extreme Sonoma Coast
can bring to the variety—a celebration of lemon zest, crisp apple and brioche
delicately wrapped in minerality.
points Wine Spectator
creamy tangerine- and nectarine-driven flavors, with lively acidity and a pithy
citrus skin texture. The elements push through effortlessly, gaining depth and
nuance along the way. Drink now. 800 cases made.
points James Suckling
very pretty and delicious white with sliced apple, honey, and hints of flan and
lemon curd. A beautiful length and intensity to this.
points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard sings of butterscotch, ripe apricots, orange
blossoms and toasted almonds with suggestions of lemon peel and grapefruit
essence. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous stone fruit
and toasty flavor layers, defined by a racy line of acid and finishing with