2017 SIXTO Moxee Chardonnay - 1.5L

$130.00

Super expressive with intensity. Laser-focused complexity that almost defies description, but I will try: lime leaf, chamomile petals, seashell and redwood forest. As perfect as can be. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

96 Points, James Suckling

“Love the lifted nose to this chardonnay with dried-apple, lemon and flor character. It’s full-bodied, dense and layered with a fantastic finish. This is very special. Wild yogurt, rye grain and dried nougat at the end. Wonderful. Drink or hold.”

94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

More lemon curd, honeyed apple, and melon notes emerge from the 2017 Chardonnay Moxee, which comes from limestone soils and a west-facing slope. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with subtle oak, it’s a killer bottle of Chardonnay that will evolve for a good decade or more.

Vineyard

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Moxee (100%): Planted in 1973, Moxee is located east of Yakima and north of Moxee. The south facing slope is about 1450 feet elevation. The soil is Moxee silt loam with broken limestone.

Vintage

Vintage 2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.

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