Bright yellow gold. Nose of baked quince and light butterscotch. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with a good backbone of medium plus acidity wrapped up inside. A rare bird in California Chardonnays in that it gives body, fruit, oak, and food-friendly freshness without overloading in any of them. I’m not always a fan of Wagner family works, but this under-the-radar Chardonnay is actually a good representation of the style. Good enough at regular price, but a steal when it’s on sale. Drink now through 2021. — 6 days ago
Crisp, refreshing strawberry on the nose, cranberry taste. — 3 days ago
At home over first delivery service! — 9 days ago
Explosive floral notes. Well balanced with citrus notes and great acidity! Really enjoyable wine — 9 days ago
Never heard of Chalone AVA until I tasted this Chard.
Stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, and light vanilla highlight the minerality. It’s almost like you can taste the limestone. Fresh and round palate with lush slightly salty finish.
This is really a fantastic bottle. Chalone Vineyard is the first winery in Monterey county and the only winery in the Chalone AVA. I guess when you have the AVA all by yourself, you better be good. — 12 days ago
Anniversary dinner, part II (only one bottle on Tuesday in advance of seeing Hamilton...which was awesome, by the way). As always, with SQN we start at awesome and go from there. Incredibly complex wine - really remarkable, actually - but the wine seems a bit disjoint. My guess is that we’re catching it in transition, so if you have this in your cellar, I suggest holding off for 6 months or a year. Strong suspicion that it’s going to reemerge as a significantly better wine than just the great one we’re enjoying now! — 2 days ago
Really nice. Funky nose, smooth, light, a bit peppery. — 2 days ago