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2015 Alpha Omega Chardonnay

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March 27, 2022 - $36

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...compelling white peach, honeyed pear and melon notes with underlying cashews, struck match and lightly browned toast. The medium-bodied palate simply sings with rich stone fruit and savory flavors, lifted by a racy acid line and finishing with lingering mineral notes. Impressive!

93Wine Enthusiast

...intensely flavored in apricot and mango, the aromatics floral and beautiful in jasmine. Fleshy and broad, it lingers in oak and elements of wild vanilla and baking spice.

92James Suckling

...yogurt and cream aromas...undertones of cooked apples and a peach character. Full-bodied yet balanced and fresh.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...ripe, rounded effort that offers lovely baked apple, white peach, toasted bread and hints of brioche in a rounded, yet fresh, elegant style. With good acidity, plenty of texture and richness, and a clean finish...

90Wine Spectator

Pure and rich, focused on honeydew melon, apple and cedary oak flavors. Complete and full-bodied through the finish.

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.