Aromas of this classic Chardonnay include green apple, pear, white peach, honeydew melon, citrus, tropical fruit, and baked apple pie. A floral note of honeysuckle, and the oak expression frames and highlights the aroma profile, giving it a bit of lift and a hint of meringue, while still remaining understated. Palate entry is supple and sweet but vibrant and clean, moving quickly from juicy green apple, pear and ripe white peach into complex citrus flavors and a touch of tropical fruit. Good weight and density are countered with crisp linear acidity, which is in turn balanced by the subtle oak sweetness. The long duration of this wine rounds off with fresh lime and juicy peach.
91pts James Suckling "Attractive aromas of peach, dried pineapple and shortbread. Lemon curd, too. It's full-bodied with tangy acidity and a flinty finish. Drink now."
91pts Wine Enthusiast "This barrel fermented white offers moderate acidity and well integrated oak, with rich, layered flavors of apple pie, peach and melon. Lush in style, the full-bodied palate lingers on baking spice notes."
Single-vineyard Chardonnay sourced exclusively from the Groth family's Hillview Estate south of Yountville. 100% sustainably farmed estate fruit.
Founded in 1982, Groth Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned company with deep roots in Oakville, home to Napa Valley's largest concentration of top Cabernet producers. Today, the family sustainably farms 165 acres of estate vineyards and is highly regarded for their elegant and age-worthy wines.
750ML / 14.8% ABV