2018 JCB 'N 76' Chardonnay Napa Valley

$75.95
JD93

A veritable Chevalier, JCB knows his Chard, which is inherently evident in his 2018 JCB 76. Tart apple, crisp citrus curd, caramelized pineapple and whispers of spice. Have we fallen for its ‘je ne sais quoi’...but of course!

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1043202
Size:
750 ml Bottle
Jeb Dunnuck:
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre that was brought up in 80% old barrels and 20% in new French oak. It has a powerful, modern bouquet of black raspberries, chocolate, toasted spice, and graphite. Surprisingly elegant and seamless on the palate, with good freshness and elegance, it has fine tannins, medium to full body, beautifully polished tannins, and a great finish. The oak adverse need not apply, but it's a brilliant traditional cuvée that has a modern character yet never loses its Southern Rhône soul.