Courtney Benham

Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay

8.519 ratings
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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
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this again. Dark golden straw yellow with Aromas of stone and tropical fruits, with noticeable oak present. The palate shows sour apple with citrus tones and heavy toasty oak. Medium finish. Not as good as previously, basically the 2014 is done. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Had this again. Dark golden straw yellow with Aromas of stone and tropical fruits, with noticeable oak present. The palate shows sour apple with citrus tones and heavy toasty oak. Medium finish. Not as good as previously, basically the 2014 is done. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Mar 2nd, 2017
Marla Frederick

I really love this. Caramel, butterscotch, oak. This would be the penultimate winter white. Unfortunately, it is 97 degrees outside so I have to pretend I am sitting next to a roaring campfire in Ottawa in the middle of January.

I really love this. Caramel, butterscotch, oak. This would be the penultimate winter white. Unfortunately, it is 97 degrees outside so I have to pretend I am sitting next to a roaring campfire in Ottawa in the middle of January.

Jun 12th, 2017
Sean Herriott

An Extreme Value from Napa!

An Extreme Value from Napa!

Apr 20th, 2017
jodi tauer

Oaky, buttery, and delicious. I would buy it again

Oaky, buttery, and delicious. I would buy it again

Jan 1st, 2017
Justin Farrar

Noice.

Noice.

Nov 25th, 2016
Tim
8.5

Good. Green apple

Good. Green apple

Jul 12th, 2016
Nicholas Janson

Very nice staw color, notes of oaky apple and hints of tropical fruits such as pineapple. Lighter bodied then what i expected from the nose but still a nice crispness of apple and some peach with a great buttery finish!

Very nice staw color, notes of oaky apple and hints of tropical fruits such as pineapple. Lighter bodied then what i expected from the nose but still a nice crispness of apple and some peach with a great buttery finish!

Jun 12th, 2016
Saundra Williams

Label says napa but from Santa Rosa. (Edna valley) too crisp; citrus/bitter undertone

Label says napa but from Santa Rosa. (Edna valley) too crisp; citrus/bitter undertone

Apr 25th, 2016
Laura Howard

What you'd expect from a Napa Chardonnay. SMW loved the level of butter and oak.

What you'd expect from a Napa Chardonnay. SMW loved the level of butter and oak.

Dec 29th, 2015
Carl W. Haynes III

Carl had this 5 years ago

Carl had this 5 years ago

Aug 1st, 2016