The Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay shows aromas of preserved lemon and orange marmalade, with juicy flavors of pear, candied citrus peel and a rich, mineral driven texture. The wine is full-bodied, weighty, and rich yet remarkably agile on its feet because of good underlying acidity.
Jeb Dunnuck 96 - From the Green Valley portion of the Russian River Valley, the 2015 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard was barrel fermented and aged in a mix of new and used French oak. Mango, Meyer lemon, ripe pineapple, and hints of toast all emerge from this seriously rich, concentrated, unctuous effort. A blend of four different clones, it's a full-bodied Chardonnay that has moderate acidity, yet still stays pure, elegant, and clean, with a killer finish.
Wine Enthusiast 95 - From a site farmed by the Dutton family, this wine is beautifully aromatic in brioche and honey apple, with light toasted oak playing a supporting part. An underlying richness presents as expansive and fleshy on the robust palate, with high-toned offerings of peach and Gravenstein apple.
Wine Advocate 94 - Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from a small vineyard in the Green Valley area of the Russian River Valley AVA. It was planted in 1995 to four clones: Old Wente selection, Rued, Dijon 95 and Clone 15. It receives native yeast fermentation and is barrel fermented in French oak, 27% new, where it ages for 16 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2015 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard is bold and expressive, bursting with tropical and nutty notes, with an incredibly spicy perfume over a core of apricot preserves and honeycomb. Its powerful, full-bodied palate is laden with stone fruit and spice flavors wrapped in a satiny texture with plenty of freshness, finishing long with savory nuances coming through