Stony Hill

SHV Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.193 ratings
9.141 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Andreya Nightingale

This wine playfully swings across my palate from the supple, round lows to the bright, angular highs. These Chardonnays are like that little child who quietly waits for the precise moment to tell their story, and when their words begin to flow, we find ourselves blissfully captivated amidst the twists and turns and realize that the story wouldn’t have been nearly so delightful had we rushed the speaker.

This wine playfully swings across my palate from the supple, round lows to the bright, angular highs. These Chardonnays are like that little child who quietly waits for the precise moment to tell their story, and when their words begin to flow, we find ourselves blissfully captivated amidst the twists and turns and realize that the story wouldn’t have been nearly so delightful had we rushed the speaker.

Nov 18th, 2018
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.1

Oxidative flavors starting to take over, but still drinking well and displaying an impressive aged character.

Oxidative flavors starting to take over, but still drinking well and displaying an impressive aged character.

May 23rd, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Insanely fresh, young and vibrant at age 25!!

Insanely fresh, young and vibrant at age 25!!

Oct 6th, 2017
Jeff D.

Crisp, clean, delicious. Napa Grand Cru Chard at its best.

Crisp, clean, delicious. Napa Grand Cru Chard at its best.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

13% alc.

At 14 years I think this Chard still needs time!

Initially very muted on fruit and grape characteristics it started to open up a bit after 60+ min in the glass.
I don't think it will ever be that super magic wine but would be thrilled to revisit in a decade just to see the progress.

13% alc.

At 14 years I think this Chard still needs time!

Initially very muted on fruit and grape characteristics it started to open up a bit after 60+ min in the glass.
I don't think it will ever be that super magic wine but would be thrilled to revisit in a decade just to see the progress.

May 15th, 2017
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

9.3

Showing well developed tetiary notes such as marzipan, menthol, but has a decadent Meyer lemon pound cake note that shows how much life is still left. Wonderful.

Showing well developed tetiary notes such as marzipan, menthol, but has a decadent Meyer lemon pound cake note that shows how much life is still left. Wonderful.

Apr 5th, 2017
Michael L S

Outstanding. Neutral oak lets the wine really come through. Evolving in a really nice way.

Outstanding. Neutral oak lets the wine really come through. Evolving in a really nice way.

Jan 28th, 2017
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

Alive. Can be up and down.

Alive. Can be up and down.

Nov 17th, 2016
Chad Schultenover, CCM

Certified Sommelier, GM/COO at The Berkshire Country Club

9.1

Great Napa Chardonnay. Great color, wonderful nose with soft tropical fruits. Great sense of terroir in this wine. Medium plus finish. Could drink this all the time!

Great Napa Chardonnay. Great color, wonderful nose with soft tropical fruits. Great sense of terroir in this wine. Medium plus finish. Could drink this all the time!

Oct 3rd, 2016
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.3

I wouldn't say no.

I wouldn't say no.

Sep 24th, 2016