The wine greets the nose with seductive aromas of fresh golden pear and apple with hints of tropical fruits and whiffs of sea air over a base of ripe Meyer lemon and suggestions of Keffir lime. There is a frame of well-integrated oak with aromas of roasted vanilla and brioche.
On the palate, it leads with vibrant acidity that awakens the taste buds with juicy flavors of pear, golden apple, MacIntosh apple, lemon zest, fresh pineapple and persimmon with bass notes of integrated oak vanillin and raw almonds with a zip of toasted hazelnut.
There is wonderful tension between the oak and the acidity providing mouth-watering juiciness that balances out the opulent frame. It should continue to evolve with more subtle nuance in 2 to 7 years from now. Don't hesitate to decant this white!
Only 95 cases produced.
"The 2022 Wulff Vineyard Chardonnay skyrockets from the glass with bold expressions of ripe juicy pineapple, white peaches, and honeycomb followed by suggestions of freshly shaved ginger, marzipan, and lime blossoms. The medium to full-bodied palate is bursting with gregarious tropical and stone fruit flavors, defined by a racy backbone and satiny texture, finishing with fantastic length." -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent 95 points
Vineyard DesignationWulff Vineyard
|Wine Style||Dry White Wine|
|Appellation||Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley|