Hoopes Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020
Welcoming you with the scent of warm toasted hazelnuts and crème brulée straight from the oven this wine is a perfect expression of a warm weather Chardonnay. As the wine opens up in the glass, your first sip will greet you with juicy cantaloupe and just a hint of lime with a long-lasting finish of rich supple pears, toasted almonds, and bright citrus fruits.
I was blown away by the 2020 Chardonnay, a clean, crisp, vibrant expression of Chardonnay that has medium to full-bodied richness, wonderfully integrated acidity, and a distinct sense of minerality in its citrus, stone fruit, and white flower-driven aromatics. It's shockingly good and tastes like it cost 3-4 times its price.
Hoopes's 2020 Chardonnay saw no new oak, so it offers up pristine scents of lime, tangerine and white peach on the nose. It's medium to full-bodied, plump and round, even a bit creamy in texture from time on lees, but then it turns crisp and racy on the finish.