Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay 91 points:
“The last Elk Cove Chardonnay reviewed by the Wine Advocate was back in 1994! Well, it comes back with the 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay, courtesy of an acquisition of four acres of 12-year-0ld vine in the titular vineyard. Fermented in French puncheons and matured for 12 months plus six months in stainless steel, it has a well-defined bouquet with impressive mineralité showing through despite the young age of vines. The palate is well-balanced with good weight in the mouth, notes of brioche and almond infusing the citrus fruit, with impressive weight and depth on the finish. Welcome back. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.”
Although it’s our first vintage of the varietal in over two decades, our 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay received a nod from Wine Spectator Insider with a 91 point review:
“Bright and lively, with appealing depth to the pear, green olive and lime flavors, finishing with presence and persistence. Drink now through 2021.”-H.S.
What great news to share for our new Chardonnay program! This review previewed in Wine Spectator Insider, a members-only publication that offers a sneak-peek at Wine Spectator’s top-rated selections. It will also be published in Wine Spectator Magazine.
Our new 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay has received an excellent 91 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
This is the first Wine Enthusiast review we’ve had in our “modern era” of Chardonnay (we haven’t made a chardonnay since 1998…) and we’re thrilled with the acclaim. The review will post in the December, 2016 issue of the magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:
- Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
- Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
- Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
- Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
- Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
- Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
- Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.