Beau Vigne Chardonnay Reserve Los Carneros 2019
Chardonnay | United States
Beau Vigne’s rare Reserve chardonnay is something to make all lovers of Cali-chardonnay tremble with delight! Rich, creamy, superbly luscious, and forward – this is unapologetically classic Napa chardonnay – and we scored some of this at over $60 OFF!
If you know Beau Vigne – you know. Always top-scoring, critical darlings that have boasted a rather incredible line-up of world-class winemakers over the years. First with Dave Phinney (The Prisoner and Orin Swift), then Kirk Venge, and now...100 point superstar, Julien Fayard. This hails from 4 blocks of a single site on the Napa side of the cool and wind-swept Los Carneros AVA. All Wente clone fruit, barrel fermented and aged, in 60% new French oak, no less – with plenty of stirring on the lees to give you that ultra-luxurious, creamy texture that just won’t quit!
Loads of bright orchard fruits – with Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, golden apricots, followed by indulgent lemon meringue, toasted almonds, and even crème brûlée – this is a meal in itself – though it would not be amiss to have this with some crab cakes with a lemon aioli...just saying. Plenty of uplifting acidity and overall structure make this a chardonnay that will continue to impress and develop exceptionally over the next decade! We grabbed all that we could...now it is your turn!
About the Producer
Beau Vigne is a boutique Napa Valley producer known for Cabernet Sauvignon and other rich, powerful wines. Founded in 2002 by Ed Snider, Beau Vigne makes limited-production wines from established vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Described by Robert Parker as "one of my favorite wineries" and a "true gem of Napa Valley", the winery has recently added winemaker Julien Fayard to the mix.
- CountryUnited States
- AppellationNapa County
- OakFrench oak (60% new)
- Harvest DateSeptember 14th 2019