Rating 91
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2019
Appellation
Napa Valley
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.6%
Price $28.00  Buy This Wine
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Reviewed 2022-05-13

Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Treat Yo'self, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros Estate Grown Chardonnay 2019 Review

The cool climate of Carneros shines through in this wine. Aromas are fleeting on the nose with a quick hint of citrus fruit that disappears only to be replaced with a refreshing mineral like quality, maybe the cooling aroma of a river rock. It’s the palate that will make you swoon. There’s an underlying sweet note to this wine that has been managed almost to perfection. It adds a welcome layer to the textured weight, from the alcohol, and grip, from the wonderful natural acidity, on this very balanced wine. It’s a heady wine without oak bogging it down. This is a great example of how one of Napa and Sonoma’s coolest regions can really make an impression.

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Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros Estate Grown Chardonnay 2019
The cool climate of Carneros shines through in this wine. Aromas are fleeting on the nose with a quick hint of citrus fruit that disappears only to be replaced with a refreshing mineral like quality, maybe the cooling aroma of a river rock. It’s the palate that will make you swoon. There’s an underlying sweet note to this wine that has been managed almost to perfection. It adds a welcome layer to the textured weight, from the alcohol, and grip, from the wonderful natural acidity, on this very balanced wine. It’s a heady wine without oak bogging it down. This is a great example of how one of Napa and Sonoma’s coolest regions can really make an impression.

Reviewed On: 05-13-2022
91
POINTS
Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros Estate Grown Chardonnay 2019
The cool climate of Carneros shines through in this wine. Aromas are fleeting on the nose with a quick hint of citrus fruit that disappears only to be replaced with a refreshing mineral like quality, maybe the cooling aroma of a river rock. It’s the palate that will make you swoon. There’s an underlying sweet note to this wine that has been managed almost to perfection. It adds a welcome layer to the textured weight, from the alcohol, and grip, from the wonderful natural acidity, on this very balanced wine. It’s a heady wine without oak bogging it down. This is a great example of how one of Napa and Sonoma’s coolest regions can really make an impression.

Reviewed On: 05-13-2022