Duckhorn Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is well sourced, its grapes coming from Brown Ranch, Toyon and Trefethen, among other sites. Aging takes place partially in barrels that have been soaked in water before toasting to lessen the impact, and in stainless steel. Light, crisp honeyed apple, pear and vanilla star alongside caramel and a floral flourish.
Wine AdvocateDuckhorn has produced a lush, honeyed style of Chardonnay in the 2014 Chardonnay that is reminiscent of a lower-level Meursault or Chassagne Montrachet. Apple butter, citrus, some honeysuckle, medium body and excellent purity, with some subtle background oak make for a delicious, complex Chardonnay to drink over the next 3-4 years.