Groth Chardonnay 2016

Groth Chardonnay 2016

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Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Groth
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
Complexity is worthless without balance, especially in a white wine. What good is having all that nuance if it is overwhelmed by any one aspect? This 2016 Chardonnay exemplifies that chorus of diverse voices all singing in harmony; bright limey citrus and tropical fruit aromas play off against the yeast, wet-stones, and hint of caramel on the nose. The palate shows great linearity, building layer upon layer of interest and richness, while remaining focused and crisp.
Wine Enthusiast
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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.

Virginie Boone, December 2018
Wine Spectator
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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.

Kim Marcus, 2018
Wine Advocate
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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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, January 2019