Lot 594 | 2016 Carneros
Our first Carneros Chardonnay since the 2013 vintage - worth the wait!
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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.
Like always, this Lot of CH Chardonnay does not fail to please. We have ordered it twice, and hope to get it again before it sells out. My wife is a terrible Chard snob, and even she is pleased. Thanks CH wine.
We hope there is more!
Beautiful wine, not too oaky and drinks like a $40 bottle.
Liked this one a lot. Saw that stock is low, so I'm going to order soon. Very tasty chard!
Great Chardonnay - not overly oaked with nice acidity and very crisp
Very Good Chard
One of the best Chardonnays we have ever purchased from CH. Will definitely purchase again.
Great for the Price
One of the best Chards from CH for the price. Will purchase again.
Beautifully balanced chard
Notes of meyer lemon and a touch of oak. A lovely balance between the Chablis style and California/oaked style...the buttery is perhaps a bit closer to vanilla. But a lovely Chard, and an excellent pairing with seafood...we had it w/pollock, and it sang! Excellent wine, excellent value!
This wine has a granny apple, lemony, tart cherry, taste. I don't get oak at all. It's not a buttery chard. It's more like a SBlanc to my taste. It's a nice wine, but it is, for me, not in the chardonnay range.
This is just a lovely chardonnay that strikes the right balance between fruit and acid without too much oak. The price is right too. I could drink this all day, though that would not be wise!
A decent wine
A decent wine, but I have to agree with others that it did not deliver on the oak as promised. I would be surprised if this satisfied fans of a more "buttery" style.