Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2013 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay Premiere Reserve – Bottle Notes

Located in the Anderson Valley, Navarro Vineyards has been producing exceptional, fairly-priced wines since 1974. The winery is best known for its range of Pinot Noirs, including the showstopper Deep End Blend (available through futures). They also produce an age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon a delicious Zinfandel and their whites are noteworthy with a one-of-a-kind Riesling, Gewurztaminer and Muscat Blanc.

Lightly straw colored. 13.6% ABV. Pretty nose of peaches, lemon and honey. Medium body with zingy acidity. Rich and delicious. Lemon zest, green apple and vanilla on the palate. Delightful wine that is clearly the cream of the Chardonnay crop at Navarro. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 90 points.

The wine is $25 at the winery.

I previously wrote about Navarro in If I had to Pick Just One Wine Club, It’d be Navarro. You absolutely must visit the winery if you are ever in the Anderson Valley.

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