Staglin Family Vineyards – Chardonnay Estate 2014 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

Staglin Family Vineyards – Chardonnay Estate 2014 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, incisive and offers intensity, a small freshness and harmony. It reveals notes of white fruits, stone fruits and small notes of exotic fruit associated with a hint of citrus, slight touches of peach flowers as well as slight vegetal touches, butter and very discreet notes of wood / oak. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, a bit aerial and offers minerality, juiciness, tension, fat, complexity, finesse as well as a nice and unctuous matter. On the palate this wine expresses notes of stone fruit, white fruits (stewed pear, nectarine) and fine notes of citrus notes (tangerine, lemon) associated with a hint of quenette, passion fruit as well as discreet hints of honey. Good length and nice aromatic persistance.

Note (Score): 16.25/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/08

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Bio (Organic Farming)

Type (Kind): Blanc sec (Dry white)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)