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2019 CHARDONNAY RESERVE, Napa Valley

2019 CHARDONNAY RESERVE, Napa Valley

A round and balanced full-bodied Chardonnay from vineyards in the southern end of Napa Valley with lush notes of baked apple, ripe pear, fall spices, and toasted almond. Named Best of Class Chardonnay at the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

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ACCOLADES

• James Suckling (92 Points)

"Pretty aromas of apricots, spiced pears, baked apples, cloves, cedar, smoked almonds and flint. Full-bodied, focused and layered with bright, acidity and a phenolic texture. Long and elegant. Drink or hold."

• Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Best of Class, Chardonnay)

"Castello di Amorosa 2019 Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay: Of course any Chardonnay that comes from a castle should be seen as being kingly and queenly, which this is in its golden luminescence, regal carriage, vivid citric fruit and ticklish spiciness. Castello di Amorosa is part of the same royal family that includes V. Sattui Winery, which also won best-of-class for a lighter but nonethess correct interpretation of Chardonnay."

• Owen Bargreen (91 Points)

"Aged for ten months sur lie, the 2019 ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay shows hazelnut tones alongside brioche and baking spice infused Golden Delicious apple on the palate. The sense of viscosity here is really nice. Drink 2021-2027."

• Wine Spectator Magazine (90 Points)

"Effusively buttery and filled with concentrated apple and pear flavors that offer plenty of cooking spice accents. The plush finish is big and rich tasting. Drink now through 2023. 2,200 cases made." — KM


See our recipes for some quick and easy pairing options:

♦ Chicken, Avocado and Fennel Salad
♦ Ahi Avocado Salad with Ponzu
♦ Seared Scallops and Sweet Corn Salad
♦ Mary's Shucked Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Pine Nuts

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 14 - September 16, 2019
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.54
Aging
10 months sur lie in Burgundian French oak barrels, 100% new oak, 75% undergoing malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
July 27, 2020
Residual Sugar
2.00 g/L
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Lush aromas of apple, pear, and fall spices lead to enticing flavors of baked quince, butter toffee, and candied orange peel on the palate, with subtle nuances of baking spice and a focused finish.
Ratings
• James Suckling (92 Points) "Pretty aromas of apricots, spiced pears, baked apples, cloves, cedar, smoked almonds and flint. Full-bodied, focused and layered with bright, acidity and a phenolic texture. Long and elegant. Drink or hold."
Awards
Named Best of Class in the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Fine Wine Competition.
Vineyard Notes
We sourced the fruit for this reserve Chardonnay from two vineyards in the southern end of Napa Valley, Its close proximity to the San Pablo Bay coupled with the cool air current off the Pacific Ocean along the Petaluma Gap allows for relatively cooler daytime temperatures compared to the rest of the valley, making it a perfect location for growing Burgundian varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Food Pairing Notes
A beautiful, full-bodied wine to pair with turkey and dried apricot stuffing, butternut squash, honey glazed ham, or stuffed acorn squash.
Production
1746 cases

Product Reviews

Greg K's Gravatar
Greg K
(Dec 21, 2021 at 7:28 AM)
Tried this one again and have the same opinion. On of the better Chardonnay’s available. Notes of citrus, pear, and apple. Excellent smooth wine. Will certainly get this one again.

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Ron Hooker
(Dec 26, 2021 at 12:57 PM)
Do yourself a favor. Put a few of these in your cellar and/or fridge. This is an absolutely fantastic reserve Chardonnay! Castello di Amorosa never fails to offer amazing wines!!! If you've never been to Napa Valley, you're missing out on an amazing experience!!!

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Stas Pruchansky
(Dec 31, 2021 at 3:16 AM)
Really nice smooth oak presence on top of the juicy chardonnay fruitiness. Some intriguing spicy aftertaste

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