Yountville AVA, Napa Valley, 2017
What we love
When we hear “Napa Chardonnay,” our first image is not necessarily of a fresh, Chablis-like wine. But here we are, drinking that very wine and loving every second of it. This 2017 Chardonnay from DeSante Wines is a revival and a revolution rolled into one, and a ridiculously good value for a wine that reminds you of your favorite white Burgundies without ever pretending to be one. If you love focused, fresh, mineral-driven Chardonnay, this wine is not to be missed! We’re enthralled!
About this Wine
Carefully made by some of the nicest people in the industry, the 2017 DeSante Chardonnay comes with the added cachet of tripping up your friends in a blind tasting and being utterly, unavoidably delicious.
Terrifically concentrated but light on its feet with stone fruits, citrusy acidity, good mid-palate flesh and a long, uber-fresh finish where the minerals come sneaking in again. It feels like a tragedy when there isn’t a sip left.
This is a wine that will go well with kimchi, street tacos, with a bowl of fruit, by itself… we can’t imagine a scenario where you wouldn’t want to drink this! Enjoy!
Drink now through 2022.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 100% Chardonnay
- Alcohol: 13.0% | pH: 3.25 | Production: 250 cases
- Winemaking: Made with certified organically-grown grapes. Fermented and aged in barrels made by DeSante at their local cooperage, then bottled unfined and unfiltered in the early spring to retain bright flavors, while permitting complexity to develop from the small amount of yeast that remains in the bottle.
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