Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay

9.212 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
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9.3

The 2017 Chardonnay Watson Ranch is a gorgeous wine. Apricot, chamomile, dried flowers, sage and dried pear are all laced together in this super-expressive, inviting Chardonnay. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2017, as it is quite closed today. Bright saline notes add freshness and zip to this super-expressive Chardonnay. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019)

The 2017 Chardonnay Watson Ranch is a gorgeous wine. Apricot, chamomile, dried flowers, sage and dried pear are all laced together in this super-expressive, inviting Chardonnay. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2017, as it is quite closed today. Bright saline notes add freshness and zip to this super-expressive Chardonnay. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019)

Sep 20th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Tastes like wente, so floral and honeyed with tropical tones, but super balanced.

Tastes like wente, so floral and honeyed with tropical tones, but super balanced.

May 14th, 2019
Michael L S

Totally acid driven, lots of mineral and citrus on the palate. Delicious and addictive.

Totally acid driven, lots of mineral and citrus on the palate. Delicious and addictive.

Dec 15th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Striking! This wine smells like Spring. Nose is candied lemon, ripe tropical fruits, sweet apples, white flowers, wet stones. I expected this to be very tart, like Chablis, but was happily surprised to get a rounder presentation with a kiss of oak. This is drinking very well at this stage.

Striking! This wine smells like Spring. Nose is candied lemon, ripe tropical fruits, sweet apples, white flowers, wet stones. I expected this to be very tart, like Chablis, but was happily surprised to get a rounder presentation with a kiss of oak. This is drinking very well at this stage.

May 9th, 2020
Arden Barnett

Very Burgundian in style. I still lean towards the Trout Gulch Chardonnay. Delicious with roast chicken.

Very Burgundian in style. I still lean towards the Trout Gulch Chardonnay. Delicious with roast chicken.

Apr 9th, 2020
Evan Bienstock

Mineral and acid driven, this CA Chardonnay is very nice at this young age.

Mineral and acid driven, this CA Chardonnay is very nice at this young age.

Jul 7th, 2019
Liz O'Neal

My kind of chard — stainless steel when it’s completely dry, then ML in neutral French oak. Love this wine every year! Michaela’s bachelorette!!

My kind of chard — stainless steel when it’s completely dry, then ML in neutral French oak. Love this wine every year! Michaela’s bachelorette!!

Mar 15th, 2019
P S

Nah...

Nah...

Mar 14th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Matt had this 7 months ago

Matt had this 7 months ago

Oct 29th, 2019
Brett Bullington

Brett had this a month ago

Brett had this a month ago

May 7th, 2020