Butternut California Chardonnay 2013

$18

Butternut is the newest offering from Tony Leonardini, whose family owns Whitehall Lane.  With premium Chardonnay from Carneros and from western Napa Valley, Tony aged this wine in 100% new French oak, imparting a buttery, nutty roundness to the flavor profile.  At under $20 it totally over-delivers. The 2013 Butternut Chardonnay is a wine that lives up to its name. It has round, creamy notes, hints of hazelnut and a finish that doesn’t want to quit. Grapes from the regions of Carneros and Coombsville in Napa and Santa Lucia and Arroyo Seco in Monterey broaden the flavor profile of Butternut. The wine spent 14 months on 110 percent new French Oak.

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Ratings on Delectable

Sheila Adair

2013

2013

9.0

Steph Anie

Decent balance, easy to drink but not spectacular

Decent balance, easy to drink but not spectacular

8.8

Kristy Stratton-Tolley

This is my "go to" summer wine right now. Smooth and delicious!

This is my "go to" summer wine right now. Smooth and delicious!

10

lenny

Absolutely phenomenal!!!! Love, love, love... Excellent aroma. Like a big spoon of creme brulle...the only thing its missing is the crunchy flambe topping. Really smooth.. This ones a keeping. Getting a case next time

Absolutely phenomenal!!!! Love, love, love... Excellent aroma. Like a big spoon of creme brulle...the only thing its missing is the crunchy flambe topping. Really smooth.. This ones a keeping. Getting a case next time

9.3

Heather McCann

Clean, drinkable, pretty and light. Not remarkably off of any normal range, but affordable, delicious, flexible.

Clean, drinkable, pretty and light. Not remarkably off of any normal range, but affordable, delicious, flexible.

9.1

Justin Farrar

Serviceable

Serviceable

8.6

Doug Wright

Can't believe the great reviews...either my pallet is way off or I got a bad bottle. One of the worst Chardonnays I've ever had. Tastes like rubbing alcohol with an oaky dry aftertaste.

Can't believe the great reviews...either my pallet is way off or I got a bad bottle. One of the worst Chardonnays I've ever had. Tastes like rubbing alcohol with an oaky dry aftertaste.

6.6

Josh Reeder-Esparza

Pear at the backend, really enjoyed this

Pear at the backend, really enjoyed this

9.1

Heather Gillies

Everything wonderful about Chardonnay

Everything wonderful about Chardonnay

9.5

Sam Brenner

Vanilla for days! This is a very unique Chardonnay with strong flavors all around: butter, oak, vanilla. Give it a whirl.

Vanilla for days! This is a very unique Chardonnay with strong flavors all around: butter, oak, vanilla. Give it a whirl.

8.9

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.