The 2017 Chardonnay Justice Vineyard opens with notes of gunflint and toast that give way to pie crust, baked golden apple, honeyed peaches, crushed hazelnuts, button mushroom and cheese rind with hints of jasmine and sweet spice. The silky, medium-bodied palate offers everything you want in great Chardonnay—toasty fruits, spices and savory nuances—lifted by tangy acidity and finishing long, layered and energetic. This will benefit from another year or two in bottle.
From the adjoining block and plantings from between 1999 and 2006, this has a quite pared-back feel. Sleek and attractively composed and chiseled with fragrant grapefruit, lemons and white peaches. Very refined palate that has fresh and smoothly rendered texture. Toasted almonds and lemon rind to close.