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2016 Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay

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January 17, 2021 - $31

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RATINGS

92Jeb Dunnuck

...rich, medium to full-bodied...has ample toast and orchard fruit-like aromas, a fleshy, supple texture, good acidity, and a clean finish...great mix of both richness and freshness.

91Wine Spectator

Lithe and precise, with elegantly layered pear and lemon verbena accents that glide on a lingering, crisp finish.

91James Suckling

...fleshy and creamy peach core with a gentle almond edge to the nose. A fresh palate with underlying acidity that holds the finish in place. Tastes very complete.

90The Wine Advocate

The nose has a streak of finesse with fresh-cut apples, lemon blossom and lemon custard with a soft dustiness in the glass. The wine is full-bodied, rich and spicy on the palate, with balanced acidity, then is concentrated and a touch hot on the long finish.

REGION

United States, Washington

Washington State, with 59,000 vineyard acres, is the second largest producer of wine in the United States. Wine was made in the state as early as the mid-19th century, but Prohibition and, later, restrictive state laws killed the wine making business in the 20th century until the 1960s, when laws changed and large and small producers started making wines. An influential horticulturalist and agriculture professor name Walter J. Clore studied various grape clones in the 1960s to find the best ones for Washington, and by the 1970s Yakima Valley, Walla Walla and Columbia Valley had all become important grape growing areas. The best vineyards in the state are east of the Cascade Mountain range, where hot dry summers and cold winters are conducive to successful viticulture. Numerous grape varieties are grown, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc at the head of the list.

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.