2016 SIXTO Moxee Chardonnay

2016 SIXTO Moxee Chardonnay

Price: $55.00

Whoa. Harmony is first to come to mind. Multi-layered enticing aromas that draw you in and deliver a plethora of chamomile, lemon curd, baked apple and brioche on a medium body. Mouth-filling palate insists minerals driving all the way to a long, satisfying conclusion. WHOA. - Charles


 

94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
“The 2016 Chardonnay Moxee comes from more limestone soils and 50-year-old vines planted on the northeastern edge of the Yakima Valley. It’s classic Chardonnay offering beautiful, Chablis-like white flowers, lemon curd, and white peach notes. With a terrific sense of minerality, a concentrated yet balanced mouthfeel, and a great finish, it’s another terrific white from this team.”

92 Points, Vinous/Tanzer
“(Sixto works with this entire 19-acre vineyard planted in 1972 on limestone soil and starting in 2018 some of this fruit will enable further expansion of the Chardonnay Uncovered bottling): Deep yellow. Fresh scents of peach and citrus fruits. More substantial on the palate than the Frenchman Hills version, with harmonious acidity giving energy and finesse to the lemon curd and chamomile tea flavors. Chewier on the back end than the Roza Hills version, with the finish showing more of a tactile, phenolic quality and a note of nutmeg. Incidentally, Leighton makes these wines with wild yeasts and allows them to complete their malolactic fermentations.”

 

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.

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