Ratings & Tasting Notes:
99 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Fermented and aged in 80% new French oak barrels, the 2017 Chardonnay UV-SL flaunts a wonderfully Puligny-esque nose, featuring a subtle, elusive matchstick character over the bold grapefruit, white peaches and lemon pie scents plus nuances of cashews, melted candle, crushed rocks and oyster shells. Full-bodied, the palate is arrestingly elegant with a whole myriad of nuances, delivering seamless freshness at its core and finishing very long with loads of lingering savory notes. (LPB) (10/2019)
98 points James Suckling
Dense and intense, yet reserved and focused with superb ripe-apple and pineapple aromas and flavors. Full body. Tense and beautiful. Cream, toasted oak and dried apple. (1/2020)
97 points Vinous
The 2017 Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard bright, aromatic and focused, with a palpable sense of vibrancy that is its key signature. White flowers, lemon confit and mint all open up in the glass, with distinct saline underpinnings that give the wine freshness, verve and a strong marine influence that is impossible to miss. (AG) (5/2019)
95 points Wine Spectator
Pure-tasting, offering vibrant, well-structured flavors of green pear, mango, apple and red peach. Shows lively minerality midpalate, with a finish of crushed stone and spice notes. (KM) (7/2019)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
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