97 Points - PLATINUM - 2019 Decanter Wine Awards
93 Points - GOLD - EXCEPTIONAL - 2019 World Wine Championships
92+ Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate - October 29, 2018
91 Points- Jeb Dunnuck - January 31, 2019
The 2016 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay opens with fresh lemon and orange aromas followed by more subtle notes of lemon zest and a hue of marzipan. These notes follow onto the palate, with balanced acidity that carries through from the first sip to the last, giving the wine great freshness and minerality. A perfect wine for aging in your cellar, and delicious now for your next dinner party. Enjoy with herb-crusted pork ribs, grilled chicken Caesar salad, poached salmon and more.
Vintage: The string of near perfect vintages continued for the fifth year in 2016, with an early bud break and flowering followed by sunny days and relatively mild temperatures throughout the growing season. We were able to have almost all our grapes safely in the cellar before the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October fourteenth.
Vineyard: This Chardonnay thrives American Canyon and Carneros vineyards in the southern tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay, which spills into the San Francisco Bay. The cool maritime breezes and morning fog allow the grapes to slowly ripen to develop complex flavors while maintaining a pleasing natural acidity that is impossible to achieve in warmer areas. Farmed all naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Napa Valley Estate
Harvest date: Aug. 31 - Sept. 16, 2016
Sugar: 23.5 Brix (average)
Fermentation: indigenous yeast
Total acid: 7.0 g/L
Aging: Fermented and aged 10 months
Type of oak: French oak; 75% neutral, 25% new
Bottling date: July 2017
Release date: July 2019
93 Points, Gold Medal
This Zinfandel is quintessential Napa style... bursting with flavor now, yet structured with a long life ahead. In a line-up of top Napa Zinfandel. Always a stand out!
91 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide
Golden yellow with perfect clarity, this clings to the glass after a good swirl displaying its viscous moving legs. Fresh, tropical notes of pineapple, kiwi, and peach...
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of black currants, violets, and plums dance in the glass, creating a new experience with every smell and taste. Layers of complex flavors that continue in the glass...
Drinks pretty darn gorgeous right out of the gate, and will easily go for a decade or more in your cellar. For those who have a deep appreciation for the sexy, modern style. This stuff ROCKS for the price!
A luscious mouthfeel with bright flavors of honey, pear, apple, and citrus followed by a clean, mineral finish. Lovely on its own but also quite versatile with a variety of foods.
Bursting with aromas of cherry, spice, hints of cranberry and tobacco. Flavors of cherry pie, pomegranate and cola with a soft elegant mouthfeel. Amazingly easy-drinking...
This SILKY Pinot Noir is back and just gets better. CLASSIC Burgundian fruit, sourced from a meticulous and sustainably farmed Vineyard in Carneros. Wonderfully balanced, harmonious.
90 Points, Double Gold
Rich ruby in color and offers an enticing nose of red currant, cinnamon and blackberry. The palate is opulent, full-bodied, with cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffle.
From the heart of the Napa Valley, well known as a premier climate for growing world class Zinfandel. Warm sunny days lead to well ripened grapes and this Zin's jammy side.