Plumpjack Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

$48

New release of Plumpjack's Reserve Chardonnay - limited. The 2014 PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay is a fantastic Napa Chardonnay. Aromas of white peaches, pear, orange blossom and warm apple pie filling are followed on the palate with flavors of Fuji apples, cinnamon stick and lemon curd. Very pleasant to drink now but the acidity gives it room to age. Plumpjack opts not for the typical profile of Napa Chardonnay with this bottling, but for the "alternative," without malolactic fermentation, and the attendant buttery palate profile. The winery's vintage note explains: "The cooler Carneros site imparts this wine with fresh green apple and Bartlett pear on the nose, while the warmer St. Helena site lends to some tropical notes. The Carneros vineyard also gives this wine a beautiful, bright, lively acidity, which is balanced by the creamy, rich texture of the St. Helena fruit. A touch of oak gives the wine traces of vanilla, flint, and spice."                         

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Ratings on Delectable

Susan Mannain Delectable Pro

St helena fruit- tropical and bosc pear - 70% stainless little oak - touch of oak - nice acid

St helena fruit- tropical and bosc pear - 70% stainless little oak - touch of oak - nice acid

8.4

Stacy Markow Delectable Pro

Tropical and oak aromas. Moderate acid palate. As split personality as it gets

Tropical and oak aromas. Moderate acid palate. As split personality as it gets

8.5

Eric Adams

Very buttery? Highly buttery? Pretty good.

Very buttery? Highly buttery? Pretty good.

8.8

Gregory Knaps

Little to no malo. Very little wood. Showing nicely.

Little to no malo. Very little wood. Showing nicely.

9.0

Jeff Ball

Acidic but smooth. Very drinkable. Apples, apricots and greens.

Acidic but smooth. Very drinkable. Apples, apricots and greens.

9.1

Marissa Barker

Tastes like apple pie. I love the nose on this!

Tastes like apple pie. I love the nose on this!

8.4

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