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Wayfarer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast by Pahlmeyer 2016

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

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ST

W&S

JH

Price: $95.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points
“The 2016 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard is an extraordinary effort as well as world-class. Offering an ultra-pure bouquet of white flowers, tangerine, crushed citrus, and hints of brioche and marzipan, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant texture, riveting acidity, and a great, great finish. It’s certainly one the gems in the great vintage and is going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for 15+ years.” - Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)

BACKGROUND
“The big news at Wayfarer is the moving on of star winemaker Bibiana González Rave to focus on her own label and assistant winemaker Todd Kohn taking over the helm. Todd has been with Wayfarer since 2013 and certainly, along with Cleo Pahlmeyer, the vineyard and estate are in talented hand. All these 2016s were made by Bibiana, and as the notes and scores show, they’re truly sensational, world class wines.” - Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)
 
Bibiana González Rave Pisoni, with never-ending accolades under her young belt including 'Winemaker of the Year' by the SF Chronicle, is truly one of the most gifted up and coming American winemakers of the 21st Century. We are major fans of her delightful wines for the Pahlmeyer/Wayfarer group, along with her other projects that year in year out are top sellers at Porthos. The 2016 Wayfarers mark her final vintage there and they certainly are the epitome of ‘going out with a bang’ as clearly seen by this hot new Chardonnay that redefines the sub-$100 category.
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points
“The 2016 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard is an extraordinary effort as well as world-class. Offering an ultra-pure bouquet of white flowers, tangerine, crushed citrus, and hints of brioche and marzipan, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant texture, riveting acidity, and a great, great finish. It’s certainly one the gems in the great vintage and is going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for 15+ years.” - Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)

BACKGROUND
“The big news at Wayfarer is the moving on of star winemaker Bibiana González Rave to focus on her own label and assistant winemaker Todd Kohn taking over the helm. Todd has been with Wayfarer since 2013 and certainly, along with Cleo Pahlmeyer, the vineyard and estate are in talented hand. All these 2016s were made by Bibiana, and as the notes and scores show, they’re truly sensational, world class wines.” - Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)
 
Bibiana González Rave Pisoni, with never-ending accolades under her young belt including 'Winemaker of the Year' by the SF Chronicle, is truly one of the most gifted up and coming American winemakers of the 21st Century. We are major fans of her delightful wines for the Pahlmeyer/Wayfarer group, along with her other projects that year in year out are top sellers at Porthos. The 2016 Wayfarers mark her final vintage there and they certainly are the epitome of ‘going out with a bang’ as clearly seen by this hot new Chardonnay that redefines the sub-$100 category.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Wayfarer

Vineyard Designate Wayfarer

AVA Sonoma Coast

Region Sonoma County