Sixto

Uncovered Chardonnay

9.018 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Washington, 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

This is another brand from Charles Smith of K Vintners. Named after a Spanish guitarist "Sixto Rodriguez. He sold more albums than Elvis in South Africa. This is fermented in combination of concrete, stainless and neutral oak barrels. Then, blended. On the nose; big lemon, cream, lime, green apple, overripe pineapple, soft minerality and spring flowers. The body is creamy & thicker in style. You definitely pick up the concrete influence right away. The oak influence is very gentle. Fruits are; lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple with light notes of Bosc pear. The edgy minerality comes shinning right after the fruits set. The acidity is high and a little sharp with a decent finish. The name "Uncovered" comes from Charles. He believes that he uncovered something with this tri-fermenting process.

This is another brand from Charles Smith of K Vintners. Named after a Spanish guitarist "Sixto Rodriguez. He sold more albums than Elvis in South Africa. This is fermented in combination of concrete, stainless and neutral oak barrels. Then, blended. On the nose; big lemon, cream, lime, green apple, overripe pineapple, soft minerality and spring flowers. The body is creamy & thicker in style. You definitely pick up the concrete influence right away. The oak influence is very gentle. Fruits are; lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple with light notes of Bosc pear. The edgy minerality comes shinning right after the fruits set. The acidity is high and a little sharp with a decent finish. The name "Uncovered" comes from Charles. He believes that he uncovered something with this tri-fermenting process.

2 people found it helpfulAug 17th, 2017
Paul Jakubowski

Not good. I don’t think it’s over the hill, just low quality. The alcohol is very present and has very little fruit.

Not good. I don’t think it’s over the hill, just low quality. The alcohol is very present and has very little fruit.

Jul 18th, 2021
Paul Jakubowski

Was misled by Wine Spectator. Maybe I didn’t drink soon enough, but this bottle seemed dead. Wasn’t a bad bottle, but lacked flavor. Had a lovely floral nose, but nothing materialized after that. Might need a decent decant.

Was misled by Wine Spectator. Maybe I didn’t drink soon enough, but this bottle seemed dead. Wasn’t a bad bottle, but lacked flavor. Had a lovely floral nose, but nothing materialized after that. Might need a decent decant.

Mar 1st, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

Blend of Chardonnay grapes from three different vineyards. Aromas of sweet ginger, lemon, peach, spice and wet stones. Tart apple and lemon flavors with hints of cinnamon and ginger. Creamy texture and chalky element. Crisp and balanced. Oak is light allowing all the beautiful fruit the opportunity to show through. Nice!

Blend of Chardonnay grapes from three different vineyards. Aromas of sweet ginger, lemon, peach, spice and wet stones. Tart apple and lemon flavors with hints of cinnamon and ginger. Creamy texture and chalky element. Crisp and balanced. Oak is light allowing all the beautiful fruit the opportunity to show through. Nice!

Dec 19th, 2020
Norma Ray

I’m not normally a fan of white, in general, but this was on clearance for $39, but this is really cool and crisp, with just enough oak blended into it.

I’m not normally a fan of white, in general, but this was on clearance for $39, but this is really cool and crisp, with just enough oak blended into it.

Jul 4th, 2020
Brendan OConnell

Great Chardonnay! Enjoying with crab cakes.

Great Chardonnay! Enjoying with crab cakes.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Geoff Manley

Fruity

Fruity

Sep 2nd, 2019
L.A. Warren

Nice Chardonnay.

What I like most is the smooth finish.

Nice Chardonnay.

What I like most is the smooth finish.

Feb 19th, 2018
Mark Mamantov

Velvety finish. Very enjoyable.

Velvety finish. Very enjoyable.

Feb 12th, 2018
Miles Perry

Light, unoaked Chardonnay. Good but not great.

Light, unoaked Chardonnay. Good but not great.

Jan 12th, 2018