Miramax Exec Michael Lachance & Napa Chardonnay
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Wines of the Night
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The Napa Cellars 2017 Chardonnay displays classic Napa Valley Chardonnay characteristics indicative of this region. Aromas of baked apple, ripe Bosc pear, crème brûlée and lemon curd excite the senses. A soft mouthfeel supports flavors of green apple flavors with orange zest and almond pastry balanced with late, crisp acidity pulling together this well balanced, full-bodied Chardonnay.


Wine Scores

Ben: 72

Tom: 85

Pete: 75

Michael: 67


A touch of creamy oak adds a nice textural dimension, joining vibrant apple, pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Ends with a dash of butterscotch.


Wine Scores

Ben: 92

Tom: 89

Pete: 80

Michael: 91


The stunning 2014 Chardonnay offers up steely notes of white currants, citrus oil, nectarine and white peach. Medium to full-bodied, it displays terrific acidity and beautiful fruit purity that reminds me of some of the great Domaine Niellon premier cru Chassagne-Montrachets of the mid-1980s. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.


Wine Scores

Ben: 91

Tom: 88

Pete: 78

Michael: 87