2018 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Chenin Blanc$48.00Tasting Notes This vibrant and enticing expression of mountain-grown Chenin Blanc offers a beautiful nose of Meyer lemon, minerality, stone fruit, lychee, and fresh-cut hay. On the palate, lively acidity underscores flavors of citrus, green apple, and delicate tropical fruit, keeping everything fresh and bright.
2017 Chamisal Chardonnay$20.00WA 91WE 90Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91: The 2017 Chardonnay Monterey County opens with notes of gunflint and toast over baked apples, yellow pears, popcorn and a tropical tinge. The palate is medium-bodied and rounded with an über spicy, fresh fruit profile lifted by mouthwatering acidity, and it finishes long and toasty. This has an appealing yin-yang of savory and bright citrus character.Wine Enthusiast 90: Broad and creamy aromas are cut by lemon juice and crushed chalk on the approachable nose of this bottling. The smoky quality extends to the palate, where toasted almond, ripe peach and salted lemons make for a mouthwatering experience.
2016 Fort Ross Vineyard Chardonnay$43.00WA 91JD 91Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91: The 2016 Chardonnay Fort Ross Vineyard gives up notions of warm applesauce, poached pears and honey toast with a waft of lemon peel. The palate is medium-bodied with appealing freshness and plenty of spicy stone fruit and apple flavors, finishing on a honey-nut note.Jeb Dunnick 91: The 2016 Chardonnay FRV Fort Ross Vineyard is a beauty. Clean, classic, and medium-bodied, with good acidity as well as notes of buttered orchard fruits and spice, it has plenty of fruit, good balance, and a classic Chardonnay profile.