Reviewed on 2022-05-13
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Rating 89
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2020
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $24.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Date Night, Relaxing After Work, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Black Stallion Estate Winery Heritage Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020 Review

The nose of this wine is all alcohol and oak, but that’s ok. It works here. The two characteristics give the wine the weight it needs to promote the welcome aromas of fresh creamy cheese, like Brie, and a nice flint vibe carried to your brain by good natural acidity. On the palate there is an overall softness due to barrel fermentation (often calms the grape down a bit and smooths it out). There is a great balance between acidity and fruit with no sour or bitter notes on the finish, just a balanced imprint of that alcohol/oak balance.

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Black Stallion Estate Winery Heritage Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020
The nose of this wine is all alcohol and oak, but that’s ok. It works here. The two characteristics give the wine the weight it needs to promote the welcome aromas of fresh creamy cheese, like Brie, and a nice flint vibe carried to your brain by good natural acidity. On the palate there is an overall softness due to barrel fermentation (often calms the grape down a bit and smooths it out). There is a great balance between acidity and fruit with no sour or bitter notes on the finish, just a balanced imprint of that alcohol/oak balance.

Reviewed On: 05-13-2022
89
POINTS
Black Stallion Estate Winery Heritage Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020
The nose of this wine is all alcohol and oak, but that’s ok. It works here. The two characteristics give the wine the weight it needs to promote the welcome aromas of fresh creamy cheese, like Brie, and a nice flint vibe carried to your brain by good natural acidity. On the palate there is an overall softness due to barrel fermentation (often calms the grape down a bit and smooths it out). There is a great balance between acidity and fruit with no sour or bitter notes on the finish, just a balanced imprint of that alcohol/oak balance.

Reviewed On: 05-13-2022