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2016 SIXTO Uncovered Chardonnay

2016 SIXTO Uncovered Chardonnay

Price: $35.00
This is what you get when you combine the three best Chardonnay vineyards in Washington State. Sumptuous and graceful, it gives up its flavors of guava, lemon curd, orange blossoms as the palate expands with more and more of the copious good stuff. Good. Compelling. So complete. - Charles

 

92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
“The 2016 Chardonnay Uncovered is another rich, medium to full-bodied effort from this team that has ample toast and orchard fruit-like aromas, a fleshy, supple texture, good acidity, and a clean finish. It’s well worth the going rate and has a great mix of both richness and freshness.”

92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2015)
“The entry-level bottling, the 2015 Chardonnay Uncovered offers up pretty aromas of buttered apples and pastry cream, followed by a glossy, medium to full-bodied palate that’s rounded and open-knit, but it retains good freshness and balance. It isn’t quite as intense or concentrated as the vineyard-designate bottlings, but it’s keenly priced and well-adapted to near-term consumption.”

 

 

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

Frenchman Hills (42%): This vineyard was planted in 1998 and is about a 30-minute drive north of the Wahluke Slope, which is one of the warmest areas in the Columbia Valley. However, Frenchman Hills Vineyard is a cooler site, partly because of its higher elevation at 1650 feet. It also does not easily frost, and has limestone and broken basalt soils at the top of the vineyard.
Moxee (34%): Planted in 1973, Moxee is located east of Yakima and north of Moxee. The west facing slope is about 1450 feet elevation. The soil is Moxee silt loam with broken limestone.
Roza Hills (24%): At an elevation of 1350 feet, in a natural southern sloping bowl that sits on the southern slope of the Rattlesnake Hills, Roza Hills was planted in 1977. The majority of the vineyard is planted in a loamy silt to chalky soil with broken basalt chunks interspersed.

 

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