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MacPhail 2017 Pratt Vineyard Vine Hill Road Chardonnay

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$44.99
SKU:
48309
Size:
750ML
Vintage:
2017
Points:
93
Gift wrapping:
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Product Overview

The 2017 MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Vine Hill Road Chardonnay begins with sweet cream and white stone fruit notes leaping from the glass. Viscous and mouth-filling upon entry, the wine is filled with grilled peaches, toasted almonds, and nectarines with hints of smoky oak and vanilla that persis throughout a long finish.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Russian River Valley AVA
Vineyard Designation: Pratt Vineyard - Vine Hill Road
Aging: 11 months in French oak, 33% new, followed by 6 months in stainless steel
Winemaker: Matt Courtney
Production: 250 cases

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This is an impressive and appealing vineyard-designate from the heart of the appellation, able to capture a well-integrated core of flavor and texture. Stone fruit, apple and pear give it a fleshy richness around full-bodied structure and a lengthy finish of baking spice and oak." -VB, 3/1/20

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Pratt Vineyard Vine Hill Road Chardonnay is youthfully shy, slowly giving up notions of apricot, white peach, dried hay and chamomile with hints of hazelnut, toast and flint. Medium-bodied, plush, rounded and silky, it bursts with toasty, savory fruits opposed by mouthwatering acidity and finishing long and toasty. 223 cases produced." -EB, 12/19/19

90 Points - Wine Spectator
"Oaky richness accents the ripe apple and pear flavors. Buttery midpalate, with notes of dried sage on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2023. 300 cases made." -KM, 2020

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