2014 Argot 'Simpatico Ranch' Chardonnay Bennett Valley

$49.95
WA94+

A Midwest basement winemaker gone pro, Justin Harmon chose the right winemaker to be his mentor: rock star Russell Bevan. We loved the lemon and lime blossoms and deep concentration here, and so did The Wine Advocate, noting its “salt-crusted almonds with a core of grapefruit, white peaches and orange peel plus a waft of honeysuckle… I just loved this wine and monitored its progress for several days. It is incredibly stable and in fact just got better and better!” Why not get a case for the cellar?

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Justin Harmon
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
19 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Bennett Valley
Vineyard:
Simpatico Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
SKU #:
1WARG14CH3SIMPATICO
WA94+

Wine Advocate

Produced from Old-Wente clone selection, the 2014 Chardonnay Simpatico Ranch is barrel fermented and uses 100% malolactic, with 19 months in French oak, 50% new. It has a pleasantly “wild” nose of baker’s yeast and salt-crusted almonds with a core of grapefruit, white peaches and orange peel plus a waft of honeysuckle. The palate is tightly-knit and medium-bodied with plenty of intensity and savory / citrus layers, finishing long and yeasty. As an addendum, I just loved this wine and monitored its progress for several days. It is incredibly stable and in fact just got better and better!