92 POINTS! Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2014 vintage
"The chardonnay plots at the Kunde estate start at the valley floor and ascend Sonoma Valley's eastern hills to an elevation of 1,450 feet. This comes from young vines and is made in an opulent barrel-fermented style. Yet for all its roundness, there's plenty of structure underneath. Aromas of chamomile and damp earth freshen its hazelnut toastiness, and there's enough acidity to hold its powerful flavors in taut, vinous clarity."
93 POINTS! Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2013 vintage
"Most of Kunde's estate chardonnay grows on the warm valley floor, with other blocks perched on a cooler north-facing slope that tops out at 1,450 feet of elevation. In 2013, a dry and warm year, those vineyards delivered a chardonnay with exuberant ripeness and without an abundance of alcohol. Its powerful scents of beeswax and sage lead into a texture that's refined and symphonic. Its layers of complex earthiness bring white truffles to mind, a firm structure and bright acidity holding all that richness in balance: definitive Sonoma chardonnay at a great price."