"The nose is defined by ripe orchard and caramelized golden fruits, hints of spice, and beautifully integrated background of oak. Medium to full-bodied with a layered, opulent mouthfeel, this wine captures a remarkable purity of fruit. "
Robert Parker 93 Points:"The 2021 Chardonnay Lazy Lounging is a crisp, cool offering, loaded with gently grilled citrus and pineapple notes. It's medium to full-bodied, crisp, mouthwatering and long. It's not as broad or generous as the 2020 but longer and perhaps more elegant.
Jayson Woodbridge (Hundred Acre) has branched out to Sonoma for his Summer Dreams project, which includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and two Pinot Noirs. "I'm trying to find the most unique little places, where you actually get that expression, where you get that cool climate," he said. "In fact, I'm buying a ranch out there, I love the Chardonnay so much." Notoriously reticent to reveal his grape sources (unless he owns the vineyard), Woodbridge did say, "Some of it's off the Petersen Ranch. Cold, windswept area but facing west, so it's a warm pocket in a cool area. Partially Goldridge soils." As these were the first white wines I'd tasted from Woodbridge, I was curious to hear his philosophy on the subject. "Making the white wine is about giving it the time to come into its own, to very gently treat the wine," he said. The two Pinot Noirs are quite different, which I suppose is the point. As Woodbridge said, "Super Chill is when you're thinking; for me, it's more powerful, structural and elegant. Golden Hour is richer, more flamboyant, celebratory in a way. It's super layered.""