95 POINTS: WINE ENTHUSIAST - Energetic aromas of lemon peel, crushed chalk, shiso leaf, crushed oyster shells and light mint show on the sizzling nose of this bottling. The palate is fascinatingly mineral-driven, offering wet rocks and more seashells, but also waves of tangerine cream and grapefruit peel. Drink now through 2038.
91 POINTS: VINOUS - The 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard is super-expressive. Apricot, tangerine oil, chamomile and light tropical accents grace this mid-weight Chardonnay with exotic flair that adds to its appeal. I would prefer to drink the 2018 over the next handful of years, as this appears to be a somewhat light vintage. -Antonio Galloni