"The 2013 Chardonnay Tinaquaic Vineyard is superb. Rich, dense and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 boasts exceptional depth and fabulous overall balance. Lemon oil, white flowers and almonds add shades of complexity on the finish. This dry-farmed site often yields wines of notable pedigree, as is the case once again in 2013." –Aug 2015
"Sweet lemon peel and floral notes emerge from the 2013 Chardonnay Tinaquaic Vineyard. This bright, impeccably textured Santa Maria Chardonnay is built on silkiness, energy and texture. There is a lot to look forward to. The partial malo style and the choice to not stir the lees yields a beautifully focused Chardonnay. (91-93)"
"dry-farmed vineyard is often challenging for Winemaker Billy Wathen, but it worked this vintage, showing bright and ripe aromas of apple blossom, pear, honey and sweet lemon, all underlined by white-rock minerality. The lively palate shows lime soda and chalk flavors, with a pear-skin bitterness and ample acidity, which keeps the mouth tingling deep into the finish." –June 2015