Plow & Stars Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2017
Appellation Napa Valley
Retail Price $34.99
Score 4 Stars/92 points
In the Glass
Brilliant, medium gold/green color.
The aromatics are very intense offering scents of white peach and tropical fruit with supporting notes of nectarine, butterscotch, and blanched almonds.
The palate confirms the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of lychee and lemon curd. The finish is long and lingering with sweet oak accents.
Intensity & Texture
Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a creamy texture.
There is a unique style of Chardonnay found in California's Napa Valley and when it checks all of the boxes: bright fruit, vibrant acidity, and a balanced oak accent it's very cool.
Selling at $35 a bottle this wine won't make anyone's cheap and cheerful list but for dedicated fans of rich and complex California Chardonnay this wine is priced well among its peers.
This charming Napa Valley Chardonnay was bottled exclusively for Total Wine stores having been sourced from a Napa winery that is familiar to many of our readers. The fruit for this Chardonnay was harvested at night and in the morning in order to capture the coolest fruit. It was primarily fermented in stainless steel and then aged in French oak barrels (45% new) for a period of nine months. This bold and complex Chardonnay is ready to drink.
How to Enjoy
Serve chilled with seared scallops, crab cakes, or herb & butter roasted chicken.