2021 Vine Hill Chardonnay
Green-tinged pale yellow. Earthen framed aromas of green orchard fruit skins and citrus rind, lime blossom and roasted grains with sandysoil born underpinnings. Deeply textured yet tightly wound and delineated given its low pH nature. Expansive in its flavor profiles which are fully in concert with its bouquet, the leading aromas carrying through to the finish. The definition of weighted without being heavy. Lasting finish with impressive length, energy and spine.Join To Purchase
The 2021 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard pops from the glass with notes of grapefruit peel, Granny Smith apples, and lemonade with hints of ginger ale, oyster shell, and wet slate. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers beautiful freshness, with delicate citrus and stony flavors and an alluring satiny texture, finishing long and steely.
The 2021 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard bristles with tons of energy and nuance. Crushed rocks, mint, flowers, lemon confit and hazelnut all race across the palate. More than anything else, I am drawn by the wine's remarkable energy and tension. There is a feeling of explosive, mineral-drenched drive that is palpable.
The aromas of ocean spray and fresh seaweed with some mussel shell are prevailing. Full-bodied with phenolic tension that brings you vertically down and long on the finish. Focused and tight. Give it time to open. Try after 2025.
Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate
The 2021 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard comes from vines planted on AXR rootstock in 1988. Vibrancy and deep fruit define this wine, although the Vine Hill's aromatics take some time to segue from saline and iodine to fresh quince and lime peel. The medium-bodied palate features concentrated quince and apple flavors anchored by a singular bit of grip to the texture. Its tangy acidity and a chalky character to the finish, creates a shimmery effect and drives you to take another sip. It will be very long lived in the cellar