Miner Family Chardonnay Napa Valley
Fruit from six low-yielding, Napa Valley vineyards was hand-picked to make this wine. Chardonnay was the wine that put us on the map back in 1997, and true to form, the 2006 Napa Chardonnay is a classic. Malolactic fermentation in moderation keeps this chardonnay sleek on the palate with stone fruit characteristics enhanced by toasty oak.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSweet and fully-ripened appley fruit sits at the heart of this very generous opus, and, like the best of its peers, the wine balances its almost apple-pie-like richness with a fine streak of enlivening acid. Full on the palate, slightly oily in feel and yet fairly firm at the finish with an tangy upturn of sweet lemon, it displays very good continuity and length with real potential for at least two or three years of improvement.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.