AXR Chardonnay 2019

Critical Acclaim: 93 pts James Suckling, 92 pts Decanter, 91 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 pts Wine Spectator.

About the Winery: Named after the AxR rootstalk (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AXR Winery pays homage to the so-called “roots” of the industry. AXR extract the uniqueness of Napa Valley’s soils into wines enjoyable now, or many years from now. They start with hand-picked grapes, naturally fermented in small handcrafted lots, add in the expertise and palette of renowned consulting winemaker Jean Hoefliger, and you have a recipe for stunning wines that promote even better conversations, more laughs, and an invitation for others to join the group!

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:  Elegant and plush with aromas of toasted bread, blood orange, caramel, vanilla and white flowers. The palate has a round entrance evolving on vanilla, apricot jam, tangerine, yellow cherries, tiramisu and delicate spice.

"White lavender, spiced pears, lemon peel, juniper berries, cedar and smoked almonds on the nose. Full-bodied with fresh acidity and a sleek, creamy palate. Spicy, toasty and vibrant. Drink now or hold."- James Suckling.

"A bevvy of enticing notes lifts out of the glass, revealing ripe tropical fruit drizzled in honey, creme brulee, and smoky minerals. Medium-bodied with creamy apricot, fresh apple pastry, brown baking spices, spicy ginger, and candied lemon peel. Crunchy acid tension leads to a long, spicy finish. Long, inviting, and enticing. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2030"- Decanter.

"The 2019 Chardonnay leaps with bold scents of white peaches, honeydew melon and ripe apples, followed by hints of toasted almonds and orange blossoms. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly styled with loads of zippy stone fruit and melon flavors and a citrus lift on the finish. Drinking Window: 2021-2026"- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

"Stylish and elegant, there's juicy peach, citrus and melon flavors with accents of lemon blossom, a crushed rock minerality and salted ripe melon notes, with notes of marzipan and toasted sesame seed on the finish." - Wine Spectator.

Varietal: Chardonnay.

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