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Heitz Napa Chardonnay 2016 - 750ml

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91pts Wine Enthusiast

A matchstick aroma leads to a package of great flavor and texture in this white from a historic producer. Flavors of apple, lemon and peach accentuate the creamy mouthfeel, with a honed balance of acidity, tannins and oak. Editors’ Choice

91pts Wilfred Wong

My history with the Heitz Cellar Chardonnays goes back to the early 1970s, and while many of my notes are still in my composition books, I still recall the crispness of those wines. The 2016 vintage is reliving its heritage and then some.  This wine is bright, crisp, and sassy. Its aromas and flavors of ripe apple and mineral notes are melding nicely together with a hint of oak textures. Pair it with shellfish in cream sauce. (Tasted: August 19, 2019, San Francisco, CA)

90pts James Suckling

Poached pears and sweetly fragrant white flowers on the nose with an array of lightly tangy melon and peaches in the mouth. This is a supple, juicy and fruit-forward style. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes

All of the classic elements marry together in our fresh and vibrant 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay. Upon its first impression, a bouquet of juicy peach fills the nose and undertones of toasted brioche hint at a subtle acquaintance with French oak. Expansive flavors of citrus, including mandarin orange and Meyer lemon, combine with bright acidity, yet beautifully balanced with a creamy mouthfeel on the palate. Refreshing on its own, this wine also has the texture and weight that make it ideal with food.

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