Recent Vintages

L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

- The Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni

2010 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

The 2010 Chardonnay is rich, honeyed and quite pretty. Almonds, butterscotch and spices all meld together in the glass, and plenty of Russian River exuberance comes through. Creamy, rich and expressive, the 2010 is nicely balanced from start to finish. This is a great choice for drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. - 88 pts.

2009 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

The 2009 Chardonnay is a pretty, radiant wine graced with dried apricots, pistachio, mint, flowers and butterscotch. The aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the long, creamy finish. This open, generous Chardonnay should continue to drink well for a handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. -91 pts.

- Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2008 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

This Chardonnay is well-worth checking out. The 2008 Chardonnay Russian River exhibits poached pear, loamy earth, honeysuckle, spice box and apple butter notes. Medium-bodied with abundant fruit, a light gold color and vivid purity as well as texture, it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years. -92 pts.

2007 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Under the L’Angevin label, the 2007 Chardonnay Russian River possesses abundant amounts of opulent pear, pineapple, and other assorted tropical fruits intermixed with a notion of wood spice as well as an attractive, fleshy, medium to full-bodied personality with nice texture and length. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. -90 pts.

2006 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

The 2006 Chardonnay Russian River exhibits notes of honeysuckle and tropical fruit as well as notions of earth and spice. This elegant, medium to full-bodied fleshy, pure, vibrant Chardonnay should be consumed over the next 2-3 years. -91 pts.

2005 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

These are once again impressive wines produced by Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson, who learned their craft at Peter Michael but have now become increasingly important specialists of limited production Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The 2005 Chardonnay Russian River boasts plenty of honeysuckle, tropical fruit, wonderful intensity, purity and a full bodied opulence. -91 pts.

- Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2007 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Yellow-gold. Leesy peach and poached pear aromas are complemented by notes of anise and smoky herbs. Fleshy and supple, offering deep orchard and pit fruit flavors and slow-mounting spiciness. A tangy mineral quality lingers on the gently sweet, persistent finish. -89 pts.

- The Wine Spectator

2008 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Impressive for its intensity and vibrancy, with a subtle mix of fresh melon, pear, apple and ginger-spice notes that are rich, complex and layered, gaining depth on the finish. Drink now through 2015. -92 pts.

2007 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

A mix of ripe, creamy fig, melon and melon fruit. Full-bodied, with hints of mineral, hazelnut and spice and a complex, lingering finish. Drink now through 2012. -89 pts.

2006 L’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Smooth and creamy-textured, with ripe pear, melon and honeysuckle flavors that are both rich and elegant, ending with a long, tapered finish that returns to the prime flavor themes. Drink now through 2011. -91 pts.