Stony Hill

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.058 ratings
9.135 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
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
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
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.6

Take a step back in time in mike’s cellar. First time up to Stony Hill and we’re neighbors for goodness sake! Fell in love

Take a step back in time in mike’s cellar. First time up to Stony Hill and we’re neighbors for goodness sake! Fell in love

Mar 22nd, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.0

Acid freak chard!

Acid freak chard!

Sep 24th, 2017
Vinny Eng

(2/4) I believe in Zuni Claus! Stony Hill, what a beautiful California classic.

(2/4) I believe in Zuni Claus! Stony Hill, what a beautiful California classic.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.4

For the last couple years I've always been too busy working to go to bottlerock. So i started "side by side weekend" where I open up a couple different vintages of the same wine. Gives me something to look forward to everyday after sitting on highway 29 for an hour and a half just to get home

For the last couple years I've always been too busy working to go to bottlerock. So i started "side by side weekend" where I open up a couple different vintages of the same wine. Gives me something to look forward to everyday after sitting on highway 29 for an hour and a half just to get home

May 26th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

Still a young wine by Stony Hill standards and I see upside potential.
94+ pts.

Still a young wine by Stony Hill standards and I see upside potential.
94+ pts.

Apr 26th, 2017
Mark Lindzy

Well integrated oak and fruit, very well-balanced and just plain lovely.

Well integrated oak and fruit, very well-balanced and just plain lovely.

Mar 14th, 2016
Josh Phelps

Owner/Winemaker Taken Wines

9.5

One of the best CA chards I have had in awhile!

One of the best CA chards I have had in awhile!

May 28th, 2015
Ryan Flinn

Wow. Beautiful wine - had the '86 a few weeks ago but this current release (yet 7 years old) is amazingly powerful without the traditional Napa big chard flavors of butter and oak. Instead, you get a build of spices, preserved tropical fruit and great acidity.

Wow. Beautiful wine - had the '86 a few weeks ago but this current release (yet 7 years old) is amazingly powerful without the traditional Napa big chard flavors of butter and oak. Instead, you get a build of spices, preserved tropical fruit and great acidity.

May 24th, 2015