2021 Watson Ranch Chardonnay
In the hills south of Napa, above an old quarry, Watson Ranch is coastal and cool with a strong mineral component that makes it one of the most distinctive sites in California. If it's possible for a wine to be elegant, racy, tropical & powerful at the same time - this is it. A burst of citrus and sea spray form a powerful nose of delicate aromatics, and bracing acidity belies a sense of umami and depth. Truly exceptional is the finish that balances bright fruit and minerality. This has serious aging potential and may go down as one for the ages.
five alive, salted yuzu, sea spray, subtle cinnamon, oyster shell, acorn umami, remarkable finish - long, elegant & refined 13.2% Alc.
- AppellationNapa Valley