93 Points Wine Spectator "Sleek and generous, with peach, pear, spice and honey notes, supported by refreshing, vibrant acidity. The spice and toasted nut notes gain momentum on the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,500 cases made.” Kumeu River versus Burgundy Chardonnay. Kumeu River’s 2012 Estate Chardonnay came in first place in a blind tasting against the same vintage from leading producers including Leflaive, Javillier and Sauzet.