Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay

9.617 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

Ben and I wanted to do a flight of Jarvis chards, so he brought the ‘11 Finch Hollow. The color difference against my ‘14 Unfiltered Finch Hollow was drastic! Much more amber in color, as though it had been oxidized a bit. It has an amazingly sweet nose...someone mentioned it was slightly reminiscent of botrytis. Lots of honey and marshmallow cream aromatics. It tastes like Werther’s Butterscotch, candied ginger and baked marzipan. You gotta love the style. Delicious. Thanks
@Benjamin Keator .

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

Ben and I wanted to do a flight of Jarvis chards, so he brought the ‘11 Finch Hollow. The color difference against my ‘14 Unfiltered Finch Hollow was drastic! Much more amber in color, as though it had been oxidized a bit. It has an amazingly sweet nose...someone mentioned it was slightly reminiscent of botrytis. Lots of honey and marshmallow cream aromatics. It tastes like Werther’s Butterscotch, candied ginger and baked marzipan. You gotta love the style. Delicious. Thanks
@Benjamin Keator .

Oct 10th, 2019
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Serious Pee Yellow! Rich, full loaded with fruit. Big character , full bodied . Only 278 cases made.

Serious Pee Yellow! Rich, full loaded with fruit. Big character , full bodied . Only 278 cases made.

Sep 27th, 2014
Benjamin Keator

Always love it. Big oak with big butter but completely balanced. I wish I could afford this for my everyday wine. Lord knows the Jarvis family can still eat steak nightly if they charged $30 instead of $130 bt

Always love it. Big oak with big butter but completely balanced. I wish I could afford this for my everyday wine. Lord knows the Jarvis family can still eat steak nightly if they charged $30 instead of $130 bt

Oct 8th, 2016
Benjamin Keator

Hitting its stride. Still decant for an hour

Hitting its stride. Still decant for an hour

Sep 3rd, 2016
Sean Cathcart

Wow, almost at the end of the line, but the age has done it well. Honeysuckle and depth.

Wow, almost at the end of the line, but the age has done it well. Honeysuckle and depth.

Mar 8th, 2016
Chris Forest

Butter and crisp apples and baking spices. Very tight. More butter, crisp apples and some spices with buttered toast. Medium acid. Great stuff, but needs a lot of time.

Butter and crisp apples and baking spices. Very tight. More butter, crisp apples and some spices with buttered toast. Medium acid. Great stuff, but needs a lot of time.

Mar 8th, 2016
FinerTastes

I was nervous we had held onto this too long at first, but it opened up beautifully during our dinner. Still the most beautiful Chardonnay I've ever tasted.

I was nervous we had held onto this too long at first, but it opened up beautifully during our dinner. Still the most beautiful Chardonnay I've ever tasted.

Oct 25th, 2015
Dana

Love this full bodied wine with hints of pear and vanilla. Bold with a smooth finish.

Love this full bodied wine with hints of pear and vanilla. Bold with a smooth finish.

Mar 27th, 2015
FinerTastes

Delicious chilled and even more spectacular (and quite different) as it warmed. I am saving another bottle for a special occasion. Can. Hardly. Wait.

Delicious chilled and even more spectacular (and quite different) as it warmed. I am saving another bottle for a special occasion. Can. Hardly. Wait.

Aug 8th, 2014
Chris Sommer

Very fruity Napa wine. Grown on a steep hillside above the valley adds to the terroir. The wine making is completely under ground in one of the largest manmade caves in California

Very fruity Napa wine. Grown on a steep hillside above the valley adds to the terroir. The wine making is completely under ground in one of the largest manmade caves in California

Aug 3rd, 2013