93pts Wine Enthusiast
This producer is well respected for its long reputation of making ageworthy whites and this vintage is no exception, a bright, complex and nutty expression of pear and ginger cookie. Textured and restrained, it shows a wealth of structure and lemony acidity. Cellar it away until 2024 if you can. Cellar Selection
93pts Wilfred Wong
Stony Hill, one of the longest, well-known producers of top New World Chardonnays continues its mastery of this grape variety. The 2014 vintage is well-balanced and stylish. Pair its lovely aromas and flavors of bright apple, savory spices, and earth with Dungeness crab over a mixture of fresh greens. (Tasted: September 26, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
The 2014 Chardonnay is a pale straw in color. On the nose, you will get Stony Hill’s characteristic mineral and river stone notes, along with citrus blossom, white flowers and lemon zest. On the palate, it’s clean and crisp with hints of green apple and a vibrant, dancing acidity. It has a lovely lingering finish.
Ideal pairings for the 2014 Chardonnay with the Chicken Tagine with dried Figs. The tartness of the preserved lemons and pungent Moroccan spices are balanced by the sweetness of the figs and honey and complement the bright acidity and fresh fruit flavors of the wine.