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ZD Chardonnay Reserve 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $77.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points | CWA
“Fans of the most classic California Chardonnay (Aubet, Pahlmeyer, Peter Michael, etc.) will swoon for this ultra-rich new discovery. Captivating aromas of jasmine and beeswax lead to lip-smacking butterscotch pudding notes plus sumptuous poached pears, grille pineapple and then a finish that reminds us of cotton candy or lemon pie with a graham cracker crust. That said, this is not a ‘sweet’ wine as the balance and finesse is more reminiscent of a well-aged Corton Charlemagne from a riper vintage such as 2015. This is an exquisite Chardonnay to savor now through 2025.”  - California Wine Advirs

Winery Notes: “Aromas of ripe apricot and pear with hints of orange blossom, lime zest, and sweet, toasty vanilla mingle with a palate that bursts with bright fruit, lively acidity, and subtle oak notes. This wine is drinking wonderfully now and will continue to develop for many years.”
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

98 Points | CWA
“Fans of the most classic California Chardonnay (Aubet, Pahlmeyer, Peter Michael, etc.) will swoon for this ultra-rich new discovery. Captivating aromas of jasmine and beeswax lead to lip-smacking butterscotch pudding notes plus sumptuous poached pears, grille pineapple and then a finish that reminds us of cotton candy or lemon pie with a graham cracker crust. That said, this is not a ‘sweet’ wine as the balance and finesse is more reminiscent of a well-aged Corton Charlemagne from a riper vintage such as 2015. This is an exquisite Chardonnay to savor now through 2025.”  - California Wine Advirs

Winery Notes: “Aromas of ripe apricot and pear with hints of orange blossom, lime zest, and sweet, toasty vanilla mingle with a palate that bursts with bright fruit, lively acidity, and subtle oak notes. This wine is drinking wonderfully now and will continue to develop for many years.”



Ratings Sources

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

Winery ZD Wines

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley