Chappellet Grower Collection El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 - The Grape Tray

Chappellet Grower Collection El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

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Chappellet Grower Collection El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

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Winemaker Notes :

This Chardonnay offers captivating aromas of quince, apricot and Meyer  lemon, underscored by sumptuous notes of crème fraiche and brioche, and French oak-inspired hints of clove, cardamom and vanilla. Though round and silky on the palate, an undercurrent of bright acidity adds poise and precision to lush fruit flavors, with notes of orange zest, hazelnut and spice adding nuance to a lingering finish.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
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Wine EnthusiastMineral driven, this impressive wine is lively and layered in apple, pear and brioche, its oak integrated and lightly toasted. A touch of richness gives it additional weight and breadth across the memorable texture and lasting baking spice.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chardonnay Grower Collection El Novillero has a lovely nose of white apricot and peach with apple pie, honey toast, toasted hazelnut, wet stone and creamy lemon. Medium-bodied, it packs a punch of flavor in the mouth with great layers of ripe fruits, savory/toasty notes and creamy citrus plus suggestions of white blossoms, with refreshing acidity to lift the long, long flavorful finish. This is all class. 675 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, April 30, 2019