Offers subtle, delicate flavors that are built around complex notes of creamy pear, apple, fig and vanilla, which fan out nicely on the palate. Exquisite balance and depth, with a finely honed finish that holds the flavors on the palate, ending with a smoky marshmallow note.
The tightly-knit, relatively closed 2004 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard Cuvee Agustina is certainly outstanding, but currently is playing it close to the vest, and I could not coax a lot out of it. While it is obviously an outstanding, rich effort, the Walker Station and Ulises Valdez cuvees are revealing more personality at present. The Cuvee Agustina will undoubtedly last 5-6 years.