2013 Black Label Chardonnay

2013 Black Label Chardonnay
Cost: $ 38.00

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Platinum Medal - Virginia Wine Lover Wine Classic - 2016


90 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - February 2017

The 2013 Chardonnay Stainless Steel (Black Label Club) is, of course, unoaked. It comes in at 13.1% alcohol. Showing good concentration in the mid-palate, a fresh feel and a crisp edge, this has plenty to recommend it. If there is a quibble, there's a certain metallic nuance on the finish. That said, the finish is also wonderfully juicy and very tasty, the fruit lifted by the acidity and slammed home. I do wonder how long this will hold well, but right now it is pretty impressive. Let's take that aging thing in stages. Or, drink it now. There were 100 cases produced.

Black Label Chardonnay Wine Information

After whole cluster pressing, the juice was racked to barrel for natural primary fermentation. Lees were stirred weekly maintaining freshness and adding texture.