Wine Advocate 89 points - A solid value that has a Chablis-like minerality and oyster-shell quality, the 2013 Chardonnay Metallico gives up pretty lime and citrus fruit in its medium-bodied, balanced and refreshing style. Fermented and aged in 60% stainless steel and 40% neutral barrels, it should be consumed over the coming 2-3 years. (Oct 2014)
Metallico is Chardonnay in the purest form, without an overlay of oak or malo lactic fermentation to mask any of its fruit expression. Aromatics, intense fruit character and bright acidity are the goals here. Metallicoâ€™s aromatics are intense with pear, lemon-lime and nectarine. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of honeysuckle, peach and citrus. Crisp, food-friendly acidity keeps this special wine refreshing and bright.