Plumpjack Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

$52

Limited                                        New release of Plumpjack's Reserve Chardonnay - limited. The 2017 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

Jake Hajer Delectable Pro

Lean. Pomelo. Lime. Cotton. Without much fruit and complexity, the style/wine would be best aged.

Lean. Pomelo. Lime. Cotton. Without much fruit and complexity, the style/wine would be best aged.

8.8

Shay A Delectable Pro

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year! I expected this to be a big butter bomb but it was quite steely. Believe this is aged 70-80% stainless. I picked up banana bread, melon and cantaloupe, with roasted lemon and honeyed pineapple. Almost like a super viscous big SB.

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year! I expected this to be a big butter bomb but it was quite steely. Believe this is aged 70-80% stainless. I picked up banana bread, melon and cantaloupe, with roasted lemon and honeyed pineapple. Almost like a super viscous big SB.

8.9

Lou Dizzle

Love the chard these guys put out.

Love the chard these guys put out.

9.1

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