2021 Duckhorn Chardonnay Napa Valley

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This full bodied, creamy white is both complex and alluring. Aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and lime find the buttery embrace of sweet French oak. The palate is round and silky, with abundant minerality to keep all that richness in balance. This is consistently one of Napa Valley’s favorite high-level white wines, and the 2021 makes good on that promise.

As Duckhorn Vineyards approaches their 40th anniversary, the estate’s reputation has never been better. Ask any wine lover, and they’re sure to know the name Duckhorn. That’s at least due, in part, to their dedication to making great Merlot as a stand-out varietal wine from the beginning. They were the first house to take Merlot seriously, and their efforts were rewarded by essentially becoming the benchmark for that varietal in California. If there was going to be one high-end Merlot on a sommelier’s wine list, more often than not, it was Duckhorn. Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Duckhorn Vineyards in 1978 with several hundred cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and have long been recognized as one of Napa Valleys’ leading lights as a premier producer of Bordeaux varietal wines. Explore other brands from the Duckhorn Family including Paraduxx and Goldeneye

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Renee Ary
Vintage:
2021
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak - 40% new, 30% second vintage, 30% neutral
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.1%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
91
SKU #:
1051067
Size:
750 ml Bottle

JS92

James Suckling

Inviting aromas of pear, lemon peel and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with steady acidity and bright fruit. Fresh, silky and elegant. Drink now.

WE90

Wine Enthusiast

Abundant fruit-bowl aromas and lavish butter and vanilla flavors make this full-bodied wine generous and showy. A tasty toasty quality emerges on the sip and lingers on the finish.