2018 Chappellet El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros California USA
The 2018 Chappellet Grower's Collection El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay opens with aromas of ripe citrus, tropical fruit, and flowers. A lush and rich palate, full of oak spice and ripe fruits. An excellent expression of Carneros Chardonnay.
Rich, layered and salty, this classic white is rounded and juicy in apple, pear and a lovely concentration of crème brûlée. Made from one block planted by the Sangiacomo family to Robert Young clone in 1993, it retains a structure of grace and high-toned acidity that balances the overall lushness and length.
Rated 93 Points Wine Enthusiast