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2018 Chardonnay, Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley

Groth
Napa Green Certified

This single-vineyard Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from the Groth family’s Hillview Estate south of Yountville. This limited-production wine highlights the beautiful fruit — with sweet peach, citrus and exotic tropical notes, along with an underlying minerality — that so often exemplifies white wines from the Oak Knoll District.

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2018 Chardonnay, Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley
Groth
Napa Green Certified

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The aromas of this classic Chardonnay are dominated by honeysuckle with fruit notes of lemon zest, lime leaf, and ripe white peach. There is an underpinning of oak giving a bit of lift and a hint of meringue, but it is far from overbearing. The palate entry is bright and clean, moving quickly from green apple into complex citrus and a touch of tropical fruit. Good mass and density are countered with crisp, linear acidity which is in turn balanced by a subtle oak sweetness. The long finish rounds it all off with fresh lime and juicy peach.

Accolades

Six consecutive years of 90+ ratings

90 pts
Wine Spectator
90 pts, Editors' Choice
Wine Enthusiast
90 pts
James Suckling

Wine Specs

Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation
100% barrel fermented; no malolactic fermentation
Aging
Aged sur lie in French oak barrels for seven months, 14% new French oak
Appellation
Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley
Vintage
2019
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard

In 1982, Dennis and Judy Groth purchased the 44-acre Hillview Estate in the Oak Knoll District, just south of Yountville. This single-vineyard wine is made exclusively from Chardonnay grown on a 26-acre block there originally planted in 1996 and 1998. This cooler site produces Chardonnay with beautiful fruit notes and bright acidity that is a perfect complement to food. The vineyard is sustainably farmed and became Napa Green/Fish Friendly Farming certified in 2014.

Pairing

Enjoy this Chardonnay with grilled fish, roasted chicken, or just a summer evening among friends.

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Shipping Information

Where can you ship to?

All states except AL, AR, IN, KY, LA, MS, OK, RI, UT and WY.

When will I receive my wine?

Ground shipping orders will arrive in 7-10 business days. Orders with Overnight, 2-Day and 3-Day shipping will ship the same business day if placed by 9 a.m. Pacific. We do not ship over the weekend.

When will I receive my tracking information?

Your tracking information will be emailed to you once your package is scanned and the wine is in transit.

HEAT HOLDS REMAIN FOR SOME AREAS: In regions experiencing extreme temperatures, orders with ground shipping will be held until cooler weather arrives to ensure wine is not damaged in transit. If your order is traveling to or through a region with high temperatures, please select 2-Day Air or UPS Summer Solution Overnight shipping.

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