Staglin Family Vineyard Salus Chardonnay 2014 Napa Valley 75cl
The 2014 Staglin Family Vineyard Salus Chardonnay is rich, layered and powerful, with plenty of apricot pit, orange blossom, honey, mint, peach and spice nuances. This is the first year in which the estate incorporated a measure of larger format barrels in the blend. As always, the Staglin Chardonnay is super-distinctive for its breadth and power, although the 2014 is still holding quite a bit in reserve.
The straw-coloyred 2014 Salus Chardonnay opens with a bright nose of citrus zest, young pineapple, and white, waxy tropical flowers floating over freshly whipped cream speckled with shaved almonds. Flavors of lemon chiffon, D'Anjou pear and fleshy ripe cantaloupe teased with frangipane cascade across the palate, which remains pure and precise while exhibiting a delightful interplay of richness and acidity – unctuous, racy and delightful!
"The 2014 Chardonnay Estate displays some toasty oak, lots of spicy green apple notes along with white peach, and a hint of smoked hazelnuts, giving it somewhat of a premier cru Meursault identity. This is well-made and impressive,... Drink ...over the next 6-9 years." 91/100 Robert Parker Wine Advocate.Read more...
|ABV (% vol)||14|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|White Wine Expression||Rich|
|Wine Region||Napa Valley|