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2016 The Hilt Chardonnay VanguardChardonnay from United States

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  • 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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About

95

"The 2016 Chardonnay Vanguard comes from some of the younger vines and sees more new oak, with the goal of making a distinctly different wine than the Old Guard release. Despite the new barrels, you wouldn’t know it by tasting the wine, which offers classic notes of citrus blossom, buttered toast, spice, and crushed mint. With medium to full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless texture, no hard edges, and vibrant acidity, it's a total gem in the vintage. Drink it any time over the coming decade."

94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2016 Chardonnay Vanguard is gorgeous. Specifically, in 2016, the Vanguard is a bit more pulled back and restrained than it often is. Apricot, chamomile, almond and a touch of new French oak are some of the many signatures that shape this attractive, enticing Chardonnay from The Hilt. Bright citrus and floral notes add tension to the energetic finish. "

Product Detail

Item # 117931
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.2%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
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