The Private Collection Chardonnay 2020 has an alluring nose with fresh aromas of tangerine, orange peel, and lemon blossoms, complemented by hints of crushed pecan nuts. The palate is well weighted and rich, but with an incredible purity of fruit and a wonderful line of minerality running throughout. The oak is discernible, but very much in the background.
In general, ripening happened earlier in 2020, but without any heat spells in the first few months of the year, the grapes ripened beautifully while maintaining fresh acidity. The younger block, planted on sandstone, brings a leaner palate and freshness to the blend, while the older block, on granite, brings more weight, texture, and density.
Platter’s Wine Guide – 4 Stars