Name: Innocent Bystander Mea Culpa Chard
Sub-Region: Yarra Valley
Producer: Innocent Bystander
Vinous Review: 93 points
"Light yellow-gold. Powerful orchard and pit fruits on the smoke- and mineral-accented nose. Fleshy and deeply concentrated but quite lively too, offering pliant pear, honeydew and tangerine flavors and a touch of sweet butter. Shows excellent depth while maintaining energy thanks to juicy acidity, which lifts and sharpens the long, sappy, fruit- and mineral-driven finish."
-- Josh Raynolds
Wine Advocate Review: 91 points
"The 2013 Mea Culpa Chardonnay has a seriously citrusy nose with intertwined notes of lemons, grapefruit and oranges over hints of lime leaves, flint, crushed stones and white pepper. Medium-bodied, it gives tons of expressive citrus and mineral flavors in the mouth marked by a racy acid spine that carries the flavors to a long finish."
-- Lisa Perrotti-Brown