2013 Stony Hill Napa Valley Chardonnay

13.0% alc., pH 3.30, TA 0.69, RS 0.25, 1,852 cases, $45.This wine comes from one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries that has farmed Chardonnay since 1947. It is grown, produced and bottled 600 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley. Vines are 22 to 31 years old. Aged 10 months in neutral French oak barrels. A non-oaky, non-malolactic style Chardonnay. · Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Plenty to like in this complex wine including clean aromas of green apple, lemon, peach, yellow cake, nuts, poppyseed and crushed chalk, and vivid fruit flavors of lemon, pineapple, and peach framed by refreshing acidity. Silky smooth on the palate with impeccable balance, featuring a grip of “stony” acidity on the uplifting finish. This is Chardonnay in its purest form, not gussied up with oak. Score: 94. Reviewed March 12, 2016

Winery: Stony Hill Vineyard
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