Recent Vintages

L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard

- The Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni

2010 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

The 2010 Chardonnay Laughlin Family Vineyard is considerably fresher and more vibrant than the straight Chardonnay. Lemon, pastry, white flowers and white orchard fruit inform the vibrant finish. The 2010 stands out for the way it balances a boisterous, generous personality, buttressed by clean veins of supporting minerality. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017. - 92 pts.

2009 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

The 2009 Chardonnay Laughlin Family Vineyard impresses for its energy, focus and sheer class. Lemon, pastry, white flowers and minerals are woven together in this impeccable, gracious Chardonnay. I very much like the energy and class here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -92+ pts

- Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2008 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

Another brilliant white, the light gold-colored 2008 Chardonnay L'Angevin Laughlin Family Vineyard sees a similar upbringing and the result is abundant tropical fruit, honeysuckle, poached pear and mango notes intertwined with a hint of creme brulee. Russian River-like in its exuberance and exoticism, this full-bodied, in-your-face style of Chardonnay can be consumed over the next 2-3 years. -93 pts.

2007 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

A brilliant wine, the 2007 Chardonnay Laughlin Family Vineyard exhibits a light gold color, more orange blossom, nectarine, and buttered citrus notes, full-bodied power, and superb texture, richness, and length. This sexy, complex Chardonnay was aged in 55% new French oak, spent 16 months on its lees, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. -94 pts.

2006 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

Another winner is the crisp 2006 Chardonnay Laughlin Family Vineyard. It offers hints of white peaches, apricots, honeysuckle and candle wax, a restrained oak component, full body, good acidity and a long finish. -93 pts.

2005 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

The 2005 Chardonnay Laughlin has more subtlety, slightly less expressive, but is still an outstanding example of Burgundian-styled Chardonnay, with copious quantities of pineapple, smoky hazelnuts, white peach and citrus oil notes, as well as good length, richness, and intensity. -90 pts.

- Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2007 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

Greenish-gold. Smoke, lees and honey on the nose. Sappy orchard fruit and melon flavors coat the palate with surprising energy, picking up anise and nougat character on the back end. Fleshy and smooth chardonnay, with very good finishing breadth and lingering sappiness. This wine is powerful enough to handle richly sauced fish or poultry dishes. -90 pts.

- The Wine Spectator

2008 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

Slow to unfold, with subtle, rich layers of honeydew melon, honeysuckle, fig and melon flavors that are medium-bodied. Ends with a supple touch of butterscotch that builds on the palate. Drink now through 2014. -90 pts.

2007 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

Smooth-textured, with creamy spice, apple and pear notes and hazelnut and butterscotch hints. Turns sleek and elegant, ending with a long, complex finish. Drink now through 2012. -91 pts.

2006 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Laughlin Family Vineyard, Russian River

Complex aromas of ripe fig, citrus, hazelnut and cedary oak, with hints of anise and sage, give this a complex, even savory edge that grows on you. Drink now through 2011. -92 pts.