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Chappellet Grower Collection El Novillero Chardonnay 2017 (750ML)

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Wine Advocate

94+ Points, Erin Brooks, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Chardonnay Grower Collection El Novillero has a lovely nose of white apricot and peach with apple pie, honey toast, toasted hazelnut, wet stone and creamy lemon. Medium-bodied, it packs a punch of flavor in the mouth with great layers of ripe fruits, savory/toasty notes and creamy citrus plus suggestions of white blossoms, with refreshing acidity to lift the long, long flavorful finish. This is all class. 675 cases produced." 4/19

Antonio Galloni

92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2017 Chardonnay Grower Collection El Novillero is a classy, understated wine. Yellow flowers, orchard fruit, mint and lemon confit give this mid-weight Chardonnay lovely polish throughout. I like the precision and understatement here." 5/19


93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, "Also from Carneros, the 2017 Chardonnay Chappellet Grower Collection El Novillero saw a slightly longer elevage of 10 months in barrel followed by four months in tank. Rocking notes of white currants, crushed citrus, brioche, and honeyed lemons all flow to a medium to full-bodied chardonnay that has a fresh, focused, crystalline texture that carries beautiful depth of fruit. It's another high-quality wine from this team that has loads to love." 6/19