Black Kite Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
Wine SpectatorExhibits a charming mix of buttery oak, rich fruit, baking spice nuances and an overall sense of harmony and finesse. The core apple, melon and apricot flavors are intense without being weighty, and the finish displays a measure of grace. Drink now. 201 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a ripe, succulent white, dark golden in color, that's lush and expansive on the palate in fleshy tropical and stone fruit. Toasted oak comes forward on the finish, accentuating the wine's nearly full-bodied nature, never getting in the way of the minerality.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay is a little closed on the nose, offering subtle notes of ripe golden delicious apples, white peaches, fresh straw and lightly browned toast. Medium-bodied with appealing freshness in the mouth, the fruit is fading just slightly, but there is still a lot to love about this wine with its generosity and good length.