2022 Vintner Select Chardonnay

The 2022 Vintner Select cuvee is high altitude chardonnay at its finest. Its aroma is a complex balance of grapefruit blossom, the nuanced spice of Baldwin apples, and crushed rock, all of which is punctuated by an enticing flourish of Kaffir lime. The first sip quickly reminds you that this fruit was raised on a mountain with enticing richness and beeswax nuance giving way to vibrant citrus and saline notes. The acidity provided by our cool marine-influenced afternoons is crucial in allowing this wine to have substantial depth while remaining fresh and uplifting.

 

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2022
Harvest: September 2022
Fermentation: 15% New French Oak
85% Neutral French Oak
Cooperage: 15% New French Oak
85% Neutral French Oak
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.1%
Bottling: July 2023
Production: 289 cases
Release Date: January 2024
Release Price: $62.00

Reviews

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  • Antonio Galloni Vinous: The 2021 Napa Valley Cabernets, Part One (Dec 2023) - Rating: 93

    The 2022 Chardonnay Vintner Select is a classy, polished wine. White flowers, crushed rocks, mint, white pepper and dried herbs all race across the palate. Vibrant and steely, with terrific depth, the 2022 is terrific. There's a ton of saline energy here, notable for the year. 

    - By Antonio Galloni on December 2023

  • Jeb Dunnuck : Napa Valley’s 2021s and 2022s – Part 1 - Rating: 93

    The 2022 Chardonnay Vintner Select brings more complexity, as well as a touch more density and depth on the palate. Honeyed lemon, ripe pineapple, spice, and chalky minerality all define the aromatics, and it's medium-bodied, textured, has a good sense of acidity, and a great finish.