Stony Hill

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.1528 ratings
9.1280 pro ratings
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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Forever my favorite Napa Chardonnay

Forever my favorite Napa Chardonnay

Oct 7th, 2019
Conrad Green

Quite supple and open knit on the nose with cool citrus fruit and salinity. Controlled fruit with a minty edge but restrained and delicious. Very good.

Quite supple and open knit on the nose with cool citrus fruit and salinity. Controlled fruit with a minty edge but restrained and delicious. Very good.

Jul 4th, 2019
Charlie Evans

Oxidation is definitely present but still balanced with and amazing amount of acidity.

Oxidation is definitely present but still balanced with and amazing amount of acidity.

Jun 15th, 2019
Conrad Green

Rich and lush. Honeyed with confit lemon and a piercing intensity. Decent acidity. Pretty powerful.

Rich and lush. Honeyed with confit lemon and a piercing intensity. Decent acidity. Pretty powerful.

May 29th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Color-wise very developed but the oxidation is still in check.

Color-wise very developed but the oxidation is still in check.

Dec 19th, 2018
Daniel McGeough

Tension

Tension

Dec 7th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Fresh flowers, acacia honey, pear and stone fruit. Faded over time but delicious and drank more like a Montrachet.

Fresh flowers, acacia honey, pear and stone fruit. Faded over time but delicious and drank more like a Montrachet.

Aug 29th, 2018
Matt Trader

Aged absolutely perfect. Stunning vibrance and layered complexity, all while exhibiting a crisp acidity and tart fruits. Feel of Montrechet, or St Aubin. Absolutely in love, and with a 9 year old Napa Chardonnay. Awesome.

Aged absolutely perfect. Stunning vibrance and layered complexity, all while exhibiting a crisp acidity and tart fruits. Feel of Montrechet, or St Aubin. Absolutely in love, and with a 9 year old Napa Chardonnay. Awesome.

Aug 21st, 2018
WineMascot

2013 in magnum, the balance the acid and the fruit and in harmony. This thing could go for another decade easy. Almost as tight and precise as a grand cru chablis

2013 in magnum, the balance the acid and the fruit and in harmony. This thing could go for another decade easy. Almost as tight and precise as a grand cru chablis

Jun 30th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Classic SH, these wines really take on a personality of their own, especially with age. This was all about the non-fruit and earthy notes for me, combined with the blocked malo style makes these zip well into their life. I did find this to be showing a little more oxidation than LBT, giving a slight imprint of fatigue on the wine. Dried apple, bruised pear, kiss of honey, apple blossoms, wet clay, mushrooms.

Classic SH, these wines really take on a personality of their own, especially with age. This was all about the non-fruit and earthy notes for me, combined with the blocked malo style makes these zip well into their life. I did find this to be showing a little more oxidation than LBT, giving a slight imprint of fatigue on the wine. Dried apple, bruised pear, kiss of honey, apple blossoms, wet clay, mushrooms.

Jun 8th, 2018