Groth Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Fleshy and full bodied, this wine shows a pronounced toasted-oak character, with swirls of pineapple and caramel contributing additional richness. Still, it retains enough acidity to offer a juicy core and lasting freshness amidst the fruit.
Crisp, with green apple, citrus and Asian pear flavors that feature some minerally notes. Savory herb and lemongrass details show on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,200 cases made.
The 2016 Chardonnay Hillview Vineyard gives up melons, guava and mango with touches of brioche, cashews, paraffin and nutmeg. Medium-bodied, the tropical-laced palate has a racy line of acid and a toasty finish.