Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay

9.46 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Jarvis has always been such a unique producer with its incredible underground facility and fascinating lineup of wines. Their Finch Hollow Chardonnays (this one and the Unfiltered version) are outrageously expensive, but they sure know how to deliver on flavor profile.

My notes here are actually quite similar to the 2015 I opened last year, but everything is a touch more restrained. Normally quite rich with expensive oak usage, this seems nicely balanced…it’s almost fresh in profile. Sweet lemon cream alongside marzipan and sea breeze aromatically. From a phenolic standpoint, it’s close to some of the Aubert offerings with its powerful texture. Finishes with a surprising amount of honeysuckle, caramel dipped apple, and honeycrisp. This seems to be built for a bit longer aging compared to the 2015. I’ll be curious to see how the 2018 is.

Jarvis has always been such a unique producer with its incredible underground facility and fascinating lineup of wines. Their Finch Hollow Chardonnays (this one and the Unfiltered version) are outrageously expensive, but they sure know how to deliver on flavor profile.

My notes here are actually quite similar to the 2015 I opened last year, but everything is a touch more restrained. Normally quite rich with expensive oak usage, this seems nicely balanced…it’s almost fresh in profile. Sweet lemon cream alongside marzipan and sea breeze aromatically. From a phenolic standpoint, it’s close to some of the Aubert offerings with its powerful texture. Finishes with a surprising amount of honeysuckle, caramel dipped apple, and honeycrisp. This seems to be built for a bit longer aging compared to the 2015. I’ll be curious to see how the 2018 is.

Dec 31st, 2021
Mandi Lovasz

YES!!! The standard of what a California Chardonnay should be. Oaky and buttery, but in just the right amount. Light and fresh. A splurge to be sure, but life is short, treat yourself!

YES!!! The standard of what a California Chardonnay should be. Oaky and buttery, but in just the right amount. Light and fresh. A splurge to be sure, but life is short, treat yourself!

May 14th, 2021
Joshua Scott

Wow... big ol’ Napa Chardonnay... love this beast!

Wow... big ol’ Napa Chardonnay... love this beast!

Oct 20th, 2020
Mandi Lovasz

Exactly what a CA Chardonnay should be! Bright gold color, oily legs, but fresh and bright. Aromas is oak subtle lemon and citrus the flavor is oak, butter, and yet still bright and fresh. Enjoying the 2017 with herbed crackers and goat cheese.

Exactly what a CA Chardonnay should be! Bright gold color, oily legs, but fresh and bright. Aromas is oak subtle lemon and citrus the flavor is oak, butter, and yet still bright and fresh. Enjoying the 2017 with herbed crackers and goat cheese.

Apr 7th, 2020
Christopher Lynch

Christopher had this 9 months ago

Christopher had this 9 months ago

Aug 11th, 2021
Filip Slesarov

Filip had this 2 years ago

Filip had this 2 years ago

Feb 5th, 2020