90pts James Suckling
This has a really juicy, ripe-fruit feel with peaches and nectarines, as well as mangoes, delivered in fresh, attractive, drink-now mode.
90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Starmont Winery and Vineyards Chardonnay paints a spot-on picture from the Carneros AVA. This wine is bright, lively, and redolent of fruit. Enjoy its elegance and brightness with a family-style dinner of fried chicken, fresh salad greens, and baked potatoes. (Tasted: July 28, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply by the glass. The goal is to retain the focus on the unique Chardonnay fruit expression of Carneros—bright citrus and apple, along with modest tropical fruit notes and spice. The 2017 is pale gold in color featuring flavors of lemon-lime and green apple, a midpalate with medium body backed by fresh acidity and subtle notes of dried sage that show on the medium length finish. This is an exceptionally crisp and refreshing Chardonnay from Carneros that will gain complexity for three years from vintage.