Stony Hill

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.056 ratings
9.133 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
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
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

Beautifully balanced and fresh. Good to go for another 20 years. Lemon, grapefruit, apple, and wet stones

Beautifully balanced and fresh. Good to go for another 20 years. Lemon, grapefruit, apple, and wet stones

May 2nd, 2015