Wayfarer Wayfarer Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

$79.99

98 Points - limited                                             New Sonoma Coast releases from Pahlmeyer - limited. 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck:  "Starting with the Chardonnay, the 2016 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard is an extraordinary effort as well as world-class. Offering an ultra-pure bouquet of white flowers, tangerine, crushed citrus, and hints of brioche and marzipan, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant texture, riveting acidity, and a great, great finish. It’s certainly one the gems in the great vintage and is going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for 15+ years." 97+ Points Robert Parker: 'The 2016 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard opens with beguiling scents of fresh ginger, orange blossoms, baking bread, toasted almonds and beeswax with a core of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon meringue pie and green mango. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with tropical and citrus fruit goodness, supported by a racy line of acid and finishing on a persistent gingery note." Cleo Pahlmeyer, daughter of Napa Valley's Jayson Pahlmeyer, came up with the idea of produce a stand-alone brand from the Wayfarer Vineyard on the Sonoma coast in 2012.  According to the St. Helena Star, "then-Pahlmeyer winemaker Helen Turley had called the property the destined 'La Tache of California,' referring to the blessed grand cru in Burgundy."  Pahlmeyer teamed up with winemaker Bibiana González Rave, formerly of Lynmar, on this project. The Star: "Indeed, the 2013 Wayfarer Vineyard Chardonnay has well-integrated oak nuances, with toastiness on the nose that expresses itself more as a complex, rich mouth feel on the palate. Pahlmeyer explained that the medium toast of the barrels used is key to maintaining balanced flavor; a heavier toast is not desired. The 2012 Wayfarer chardonnay ages in 65 percent new French oak

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

Loved it - all smiles - Sunday WNH virtual wine tasting of 2016 domestic chards This was a fort Ross sea view chard @Delectable

Loved it - all smiles - Sunday WNH virtual wine tasting of 2016 domestic chards This was a fort Ross sea view chard @Delectable

9.4

Mike R Delectable Pro

Lovely chard

Lovely chard

9.3

Mike R Delectable Pro

Great chard

Great chard

9.4

Mike R Delectable Pro

Fort Ross chard

Fort Ross chard

9.3

Joe Roth

Delicious

Delicious

9.2

Hanibal

tasted like a very good meursault...Not much oak....for the price it was great

tasted like a very good meursault...Not much oak....for the price it was great

9.2

David L Delectable Pro

Bought some 17s for

Bought some 17s for

9.3

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