The Hilt Vanguard Chardonnay 2015

SKU : C84838

RP 92   WE 95  

Size : 750 ml

Type : Chardonnay

Producer : The Hilt

Tags: California, Santa Barbara, United States, White Wine


Description

Tightly coiled and tense at first. Slowly and steadily hinting at the incredible power and concentration in the glass. Orange blossom, beeswax, gunflint, marzipan and Meyer lemon. Precise and powerful on the palate. Solid core of citrus fruit, almond and loquat. Touch of toasted oak. Fresh and light as a feather on the long finish. Hint of malolactic softness and roundness. Pure 2015 with everything in its right place and all senses elevated to a higher level.

95 Points 
Wine Enthusiast - Very tightly wound on the nose, this impressive bottling by Matt Dees of Jonata fame starts with fresh and Seabreeze-like aromas, from lime zest and pink lemonade to wet slate and cool steel. The sip is energetic and racy like a classic Chablis, showing lemon balm, honeysuckle and well-integrated oak across a texturally compelling platform.

92 Points 
Wine Advocate - The 2015 Chardonnay Vanguard delivers a wonderfully spicy nose of white pepper, coriander seed, ginger and anise over a core of white peaches and lemon curd. Medium-bodied, with a great intensity of stone fruit and citrus layers, it has a lively acid line and finishes with those spices coming through.
Orders by 2pm PT ships same business day

6+ In stock

Tightly coiled and tense at first. Slowly and steadily hinting at the incredible power and concentration in the glass. Orange blossom, beeswax, gunflint, marzipan and Meyer lemon. Precise and powerful on the palate. Solid core of citrus fruit, almond and loquat. Touch of toasted oak. Fresh and light as a feather on the long finish. Hint of malolactic softness and roundness. Pure 2015 with everything in its right place and all senses elevated to a higher level.

95 Points 
Wine Enthusiast - Very tightly wound on the nose, this impressive bottling by Matt Dees of Jonata fame starts with fresh and Seabreeze-like aromas, from lime zest and pink lemonade to wet slate and cool steel. The sip is energetic and racy like a classic Chablis, showing lemon balm, honeysuckle and well-integrated oak across a texturally compelling platform.

92 Points 
Wine Advocate - The 2015 Chardonnay Vanguard delivers a wonderfully spicy nose of white pepper, coriander seed, ginger and anise over a core of white peaches and lemon curd. Medium-bodied, with a great intensity of stone fruit and citrus layers, it has a lively acid line and finishes with those spices coming through.

More Best Sellers in Chardonnay