Beaulieu Vineyard BV Chardonnay 2017
(Carneros, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 93]
Regular price $60.00 Sale price $25.97 Save $34.03
The 2019 Carneros Chardonnay is full of vibrancy and grace, exhibiting citrus aromas with fresh lemon, white floral blossom, pineapple, lychee and delicate hints of vanilla crème. On the palate there are layers of creamy lemon curd, candied lemon peel, crisp green apple, white pear, and a touch of white pepper spice. The oak shows nuances of graham cracker crust and is a pleasing backdrop supporting the core of zingy crisp acidity and fruit underpinning the overall round and textured complexity of the wine. The wine finishes long, dry, clean and refreshing. The inviting aromas, flavors, creamy texture and persistent mouth-watering acidity show a well-integrated wine that is incredibly food friendly pairing with all of your favorite meals. Viognier added a bit of floral and texture.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - James Suckling:
"A firm and creamy white with cooked apples, lemons and hints of pears. Medium to full body. Crushed stone and peaches with some flint. Matchsticks. Complex and real. Drink now." (Oct 2019)
"Heady flavors of dried fig, Gala apple and dried pineapple are full of spicy richness. Tarragon- and lemon-infused buttery accents show on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,898 cases made." - KM (Jul 2019)