White Rock Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.1140 ratings
9.145 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
Tobin Trevarthen

A very Burgundian style chard. Will be adding this one.

A very Burgundian style chard. Will be adding this one.

Sep 1st, 2018
Matt Lasater

Gorgeous. Balanced ML and light oak, tremendous purity of fruit, lees richness, complex nose and palate, lengthy, lovely mineral and acid framework.

Gorgeous. Balanced ML and light oak, tremendous purity of fruit, lees richness, complex nose and palate, lengthy, lovely mineral and acid framework.

May 27th, 2018
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.2

2012 - one of the best Chards from Napa IMHO. Great acidity but still has weight and depth.

2012 - one of the best Chards from Napa IMHO. Great acidity but still has weight and depth.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2016
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

2004 - lots of things going on with this lovely wine - seems just right at 10 y.o. But had enough stuffing for another five or more

2004 - lots of things going on with this lovely wine - seems just right at 10 y.o. But had enough stuffing for another five or more

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
Corey Zamora, CSW

Such a focused Chardonnay. Beautiful acidity, balanced with power and weight. Wow.

Such a focused Chardonnay. Beautiful acidity, balanced with power and weight. Wow.

Feb 23rd, 2017
Claire Gabaldon

Wine Club and Social Media Manager Spring Mountain Vineyard

9.2

I bought this at the winery many years ago after taking a tour with the winemaker Henri. He said he made his Chardonnay in a Burgundian style and it would age well for a decade or more. I said - challenge accepted! (Possibly more in my head than aloud.) It was a roller coaster of a wine that kept evolving in the glass to the last sip. Early on there was a slight corkiness to the mid palate but a bright start and finish and great acidity. This corky note dissipated leaving more of a fallen crab apple note with butterscotch coming through. It really opened up as the night went on showing wild complexity and depth of flavor.

I bought this at the winery many years ago after taking a tour with the winemaker Henri. He said he made his Chardonnay in a Burgundian style and it would age well for a decade or more. I said - challenge accepted! (Possibly more in my head than aloud.) It was a roller coaster of a wine that kept evolving in the glass to the last sip. Early on there was a slight corkiness to the mid palate but a bright start and finish and great acidity. This corky note dissipated leaving more of a fallen crab apple note with butterscotch coming through. It really opened up as the night went on showing wild complexity and depth of flavor.

Jul 28th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Stunning chard, great balance

Stunning chard, great balance

Jul 25th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Oaky on day one, mostly flavorless on day two.

Oaky on day one, mostly flavorless on day two.

May 16th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Banging good! On point!

Banging good! On point!

Apr 13th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

I waited too long to open this one, acid has faded and fruit was all about the butterscotch. #thanksgiving2015

I waited too long to open this one, acid has faded and fruit was all about the butterscotch. #thanksgiving2015

Nov 28th, 2015