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2016 White Rock Reserve Chardonnay

ITEM 8315410 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8353844 1 $40 Jul 31, 2022
I8251280 2 $40 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

93+ The Wine Advocate

...delicate lemon curd, green guava and musk melon scents with touches of chalk dust, dill seed, white pepper and baker's yeast. Medium-bodied, very elegant and finely crafted, it has a quiet intensity of citrus layers in the mouth and a minerally finish.

92James Suckling

Good intensity to boot...aromas include citrus, lemon meringue, minerals and nectarines. The palate shows good structure with bright acidity and good weight.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.