90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Chardonnay has been one of Napa Valley's most consistent, high-level white wines. This wine showcases an array of savory spices, dried earth, and peach skin aromas and flavors. Pair it with crispy-skin roast chicken over rice pilaf. (Tasted: August 28, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Both complex and alluring, this radiant Chardonnay opens up with aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and lime, as well as hints of white flowers and sweet French oak. On the palate, it is round and silky, with lively acidity and abundant minerality balancing the underlying richness and adding poise to the lush flavors of apple, peach and creamy lemon curd. Made with 100% Chardonnay.