2016 David Arthur Chardonnay Napa ValleyChardonnay from United States
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"The grapes for this vibrant and expressive wine are grown in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley at the southern end of the valley floor. The close proximity to San Pablo Ba...
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 90 Wine Spectator
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a dense and savory chardonnay with a sliced-apple, cream and pear character. Full-bodied, round and flavorful. Dense yet lively. A lovely finish. Slightly cloudy as it's unfined and unfiltered. Drink or hold."
90 Wine Spectator
"Buttery and toasty, with apple pastry and red peach flavors. The spicy finish offers dried apricot accents that are broad-textured. Drink now through 2021. 196 cases made. — KM"
"The grapes for this vibrant and expressive wine are grown in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley at the southern end of the valley floor. The close proximity to San Pablo Bay provides a cooler climate for which these vines thrive. Morning fog and cool off-shore breezes allow the fruit extended hang time resulting in lower sugars and higher acidity. This is where we get the ineffable characteristics of complexity; balance, nuance, elegance and finesse. This wine is unfiltered, unfined, aged on the lees and has undergone full malolactic fermentation. This Burgundian-inspired wine is crisp, complex, and full-bodied.
A golden straw color with tints of green offers aromas of ripe Bartlett pear and Fuji apple. There is a freshness to the fruit as well as notes of lemon rind, pineapple and white fig. The oak spice is subtle with vanilla bean crème brulee notes. The palate is broad and expansive yet a mineral acidity balances the texture while flavors of white peach, green apple skin and kiwi carry the length of the palate. Best from 2018 to 2024."
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
90 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|