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Acclaim for Whitford Cellars

2003 Old Vines Chardonnay
Four Stars
“Excellent Chardonnay, in a supple, complex, moderately intense style. It is smoky and toasty in character, full bodied, mildly oaky and ripely flavored, tasting of apple, peach, toast, orange blossom and vanilla.”
Restaurant Wine

2003 Syrah
Four Stars +
“Excellent Syrah: medium rich, very distinct (blackberry, clove, roasted nut, black licorice), and long and persistent on the finish.”
Restaurant Wine

2002 Chardonnay
“ A delicious, simple Chardonnay, with elegant touches of nuts, caramel, and vanilla.”
Sunset Magazine

2002 Chardonnay
91 Points
“ White gold hue. Attractive aromas of pecan, honey, and pineapple. Silky smooth and sweet with apple, ripe peach and new oak flavors. Clean close with a lively bite of youthful acidity.”
Wine News

2002 Pinot Noir
“ {Whitford Pinot Noir} is a hands-down winner...its marriage of concentrated fruit and very rich oak places it high on our Best Buy list.”
Connoisseurs' Guide

2002 Syrah
90 points
“ Clean and peppery in direction with a charry, woody note adding in its own touch of aromatic interest, the aromas of this ripe but fairly well-balanced offering presage a mouthful of blackberry fruit, varietal spice and creamy oak.”
Connoisseurs' Guide

2002 Chardonnay
Gold Star
2005 LA County Fair

2001 Chardonnay
Four Stars
“ Exellent; an understated style. Fruity and lightly tasty in flavor, full-bodied, crisp, and medium long on the finish.”
Restaurant Wine

2000 Old Vines Chardonnay
Four Stars
“ A rich supple Chardonnay with complex flavors (vanilla, apple, toast, pear and lemon) long finish. Vinyards planted in 1967. ”
Restaurant Wine

2000 Old Vines Chardonnay
91 Points
“This deep, concentrated Chardonnay hits every mark smartly from its aromas...to its long fruit filled finish.”
Connoisseur's Guide

2000 Chardonnay - Haynes Vineyard
92 Points
“This deep, concentrated Chardonnay hits every mark smartly from its aromas of sweet apples and creme brulee to its long, fruit-filled finish...a few years of patient cellaring are cenrtain to yield quite handsome rewards.”
Wine and Spirits

1999 Chardonnay - Haynes Vineyard
93 Points
“It's super rich yet mild-mannered, all seamlessly integrated...it finishes quietly, soft and warm."
Wine and Spirits