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A round and balanced full-bodied 2021 Chardonnay Reserve from vineyards in the southern end of Napa Valley with lush notes of baked apple, ripe pear, fall spices, and toasted almond.

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• Wine Enthusiast Magazine (93 Points)

"Full bodied and nicely buttery, this rich and ripe-tasting wine features baked apple and vanilla aromas, butter and quince flavors and a smooth, broad texture. Aged in all-new French barrels, it's a pleasing, luxurious wine for sipping straight or pairing with chicken, veal or even steak." - Jim Gordon

• Wine Review Online (93 Points)

"There are still plenty of fans of heavily oaked Chardonnay out there, so much so that some producers are leaving hints on the labels – words like “buttery” or “shortbread” abound.  Those tend to appear on the budget-friendly end of the spectrum.  Only the word “Reserve” gives any hint to there being a fair amount of oak, but that’s never a guarantee.  Here, Reserve is aptly applied, and while the oak is present, it’s not overdone and rather matches the rich fruit and adds a creaminess of texture.  Apple, pear, soft toffee and spice are round and full flavored, without any overt oaky character covering anything up.  Very nicely dialed in!" - Rich Cook (92 Points)

"Notes of sliced apples and pear drops with hints of leafy herbs, dried citrus peel and cedar. Medium- to full-bodied with crisp, citrusy acidity and a gentle phenolic edge to it. Refined, polished finish. Drink now."

American Fine Wine Competition (93 Points, Double Gold Medal)

"Over 550 wines were evaluated and judged by a 28-member judging panel of wine industry educators, restaurateurs, retailers, journalists, and sommeliers from across the country."

2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Double Gold Medal)

"Over 52 judges representing winemaking, trade, media, and food industries. Over 5,500 wines were submitted to the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.”

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

*93 Points, Wine Enthusiast*
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SKU: WW2049
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Wine Specs
100% Chardonnay
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 14 - September 16, 2021
6.8 g/L
10 months sur lie in Burgundian French oak barrels, 100% new oak, 75% undergoing malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
July 27, 2021
Residual Sugar
2.00 g/L
Alcohol %
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.
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.
1746 cases

Product Reviews

Chris Santos's Gravatar
Chris Santos
(Jan 11, 2023 at 4:20 PM)
Translucent semi sweet Short finish Hints of pear, oak, apple crisp, white grapes Cool weather makes this wine more acidic

Cathy D's Gravatar
Cathy D
(Jan 25, 2023 at 6:53 PM)
Buttery. Smooth. Delicious.

Jonathan Crenshaw's Gravatar
Jonathan Crenshaw
(Feb 20, 2023 at 2:24 PM)
butter butter butter oak cream caramel vanilla

Marisa N David's Gravatar
Marisa N David
(Mar 7, 2023 at 4:16 PM)
CItrus, smooth and striking

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