Lot 594 2016 Carneros Chardonnay

Lot 594
2016 Carneros Chardonnay

Our first Carneros Chardonnay since the 2013 vintage - worth the wait!
$16
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Opens with an inviting nose of apple, crème brûlée, ginger, and lemon oil. Well-defined tropical fruits and vanilla follow on the palate, backed by rich butter and honeyed apple. Beautiful acidity is on display here, exiting with a dynamic, mouthwatering finish.

Style: Light, Fruity

Cam Confidential

Carneros has always been a favorite for lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot. A distinct AVA that was created based on climate characteristics rather than political boundaries (which is why some Carneros labels display Napa and others are printed Sonoma), Carneros’ rolling hills, marine fog layer, and loam/clay soils consistently produce some of the finest cool climate varietals that California has to offer.

Sourced from a Carneros winery that was producing single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir before the AVA was even established, Lot 594 is a complex white wine that will satisfy fans of the buttery, rich style as well as those who prefer a bit more finesse with their Chards. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, and aged in 50% new French oak. With each vintage routinely scoring in the 90-93 range from Wine Enthusiast under the producing winery’s label, this is a no brainer at this price.

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