Valdez is one of our favorite small producers in Sonoma. For his Chardonnay he teams up with legendary winemaker Mark Aubert (Colgin, Aubert) to produce a rich, creamy Chardonnay that sells for a song. Hurry. A big, masculine Chardonnay. A transparent, weightless wine, the 2010 caresses the palate from start to finish. There is an inner density to the 2010 that has been achieved without excess weight. Power and delineation have rarely been so well balanced. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Only 400 cases produced.
Yum. Dense. Peppery. Chocolate.
Yum. Dense. Peppery. Chocolate.9.2
2010 UV el Diablo chard. Clean and laser focused chard. Not overly complex but a fun starter.
2010 UV el Diablo chard. Clean and laser focused chard. Not overly complex but a fun starter.8.9
Great chard. Good balance between oak and lemon curd. Always bet on the farmer.
Great chard. Good balance between oak and lemon curd. Always bet on the farmer.8.8