Ryan Cochrane Chardonnay, SMV, CA
The proximity of this vineyard to the ocean adds its trademark fresh marine character to the sour apple tart, warmed nuts, and vibrant peach notes of a nose that invites you in from across the room. That salty minerality carries over to the palate, bringing along lychee nut, custard, blood orange and peach juice that all cling to a bright and firm acidity that carries the whole package home.
93 Wine Enthusiast
Steely on the nose, this always impressive bottling by a San Francisco accountant-turned-winemaker shows delicate aromas of lime blossom, chalk, sea salt, Asian pear and blanched almond. There is a tense grip to the palate and laser-sharp acidity, delivering flavors of lime sorbet and nectarine with a flash of light marshmallow on the deep finish.