Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay

9.165 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Noah Dorrance

Founder Banshee & Rickshaw Wines

9.4

Gained steam as the night went on. Pleasant herbal twinge on lemony spine.

Gained steam as the night went on. Pleasant herbal twinge on lemony spine.

Feb 4th, 2017
Jennifer DiDomizio

Chablis like Chardonnay with lemon peel, orange blossom and a high toned finish.

Chablis like Chardonnay with lemon peel, orange blossom and a high toned finish.

Sep 2nd, 2016
Doc Jay

Meh

Meh

Jul 28th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Mostly very pleasant barrel aromatics on the nose, lean and precise Chablis-esque palette, but not that mineral driven. Would be interesting what this wine could have been if barrel fermented.

Mostly very pleasant barrel aromatics on the nose, lean and precise Chablis-esque palette, but not that mineral driven. Would be interesting what this wine could have been if barrel fermented.

Jun 17th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

A great expression of the grape!

A great expression of the grape!

Mar 31st, 2016
Gustavo Sotelo

Nervy Chardonnay with subtle citrus and green apple tones.

Nervy Chardonnay with subtle citrus and green apple tones.

Jan 21st, 2016
Eric Johnson

Very pretty, light, and minerally

Very pretty, light, and minerally

Dec 3rd, 2015
Jonas Mendoza

Candied lemon peel and donut peach along with saline, marzipan, and fresh celery flavors. A judicious use of French oak frames the beauty of this limestone-soiled, windy site in the southern part of Napa Valley.

Candied lemon peel and donut peach along with saline, marzipan, and fresh celery flavors. A judicious use of French oak frames the beauty of this limestone-soiled, windy site in the southern part of Napa Valley.

Nov 12th, 2015
Ron Siegel

Chablis like style, Haven’t tried a lot of Cali Chards but this seemed balanced & restrained with good mineral & acid.

Chablis like style, Haven’t tried a lot of Cali Chards but this seemed balanced & restrained with good mineral & acid.

Apr 23rd, 2020
Brendan Baker

Lemon, pear, some rich tropical notes but also a flinty-saline-Chablis-esque element. Great hybrid of France and California 😍

Lemon, pear, some rich tropical notes but also a flinty-saline-Chablis-esque element. Great hybrid of France and California 😍

Sep 9th, 2017