2013 Eric Kent "Sangicomo Green Acres Hill" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
*Two Stars* Here is a wine that deftly manages to be both ripe and rich yet keenly balanced with bright and energetic acids in support. It is very much on the youthfully tight side today yet delivers plenty of depth in its appley, slightly citrus-tinged aromas and flavors, and it stays vibrant from front to back. To be sure, there is a narrow edginess to the finish, but time in bottle is all but guaranteed to see added roundness and a more open stance develop over the next two to four years, and if you are of a mind to put Chardonnay in the cellar, this wine would be one of our top choices for such an assignment.
The 2013 Chardonnay Green Acres Hill is the biggest and richest of the three Chardonnays I tasted from Eric Kent. Bold, luscious and opulent, the 2013 offers plenty of near-term appeal. Tropical fruit, butter, spice and sweet oak all wrap around the resonant finish. (AG)
Entirely sourced from this Sangiacomo family-farmed vineyard, which is planted entirely to the Old Wente clone, this wine offers fleshy and tropical juiciness and texture. Aged in French oak, the vast majority of it neutral, the wine lets the fruit and acidity speak for themselves. (VB)
An underlying intensity and vibrancy builds around the mix of green apple, Key lime and spicy citrus attributes. Ends clean and refreshing. (JL)
This wine features a label by artist Mel Kadel.