Chappellet Calesa Vineyard Petaluma Gap Chardonnay 2018 750ml
SKU: 70490795731

Chappellet Calesa Vineyard Petaluma Gap Chardonnay 2018

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Category White Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Chappellet
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
Seamlessly balancing lovely textural richness with finely tuned acidity, this radiant Chardonnay offers alluring aromatics of tropical flowers, guava, orange zest and quince, with underlying hints of crème fraiche and sweet baking spices adding nuance and poise. On the palate, flavors of bright citrus and mango glide across a supple, creamy texture, with the acidity providing lift and focus to a long, high-toned fruit finish.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Juicy and rich in tropical flavors of pineapple and guava, this white is from five blocks of a cool-climate site farmed by Oscar Renteria. Stone fruit, toasted oak and moderate acidity keep it fresh and ample in the glass, with supple succulence and length.

Virginie Boone, December 31, 2020
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The 2018 Chardonnay Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard shows the more reserved side of Chardonnay. The 2018 is bright and lifted and is all about savory and mineral infused energy, while the citrus-driven fruit is very much in the background. Saline notes give the 2018 much of its persistence and overall feel.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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Brought up in just under 40% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Calesa Vineyard shows a pure, elegant style as well as caramelized grapefruit, white flowers, and salty mineral-like aromas and flavors. Bright, juicy, and medium-bodied, drink this balanced, lively Chardonnay over the coming 3-5 years.

May 21, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Floral accents grace the open-textured and juicy gooseberry and lemon curd flavors. The spicy finish features honeyed hints. Drink now through 2022. 2,020 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2020

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