"Minerals, spring flowers, gunflint and spicy citrus aromas jump from the glass of the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay. Dry and chalky on entry, the wine opens in the mid palate with a range of lemon, lime and quince flavors framed by a strong mineral structure. This is a profound Chardonnay: complex and distinctive, with mouth-watering acidity and a memorable palate imprint. The long finish contains floral notes and hints of white pepper. The wine takes its name from the soil underneath the vines, which is layered with fossilized animal bones in addition to limestone."
"By contrast, the nose of the 2013 White Stones Chardonnay is fragrant with scents of peaches, apricots and citrus, along with the promise of good acidity. The wine is more high-strung and lyrical than White Bones, filled with concentrated lemon flavors, rich stone fruits, and an unctuous texture balanced by all the acidity promised on the nose. It is deeply satisfying from start to finish, with those fruit flavors resonating for nearly a full minute. Tasted blind, I might easily mistake this for Clos des Mouches Blanc."
Vibrant aromas of melon, citrus and a touch of poblano pepper, then flavors of luscious melon, lemon citrus with delicate pepper/spice and candied orange peel are all found in this long finishing white wine.