2019 Amici El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay

93points

James Suckling

“Bright acidity and a phenolic texture”

Vineyard Notes

Located on the rolling hillsides on the eastern edge of the Russian River Valley, El Diablo Vineyard has gained a much-deserved reputation as a world-class Chardonnay site. Planted to a variety of soils, clones and exposures, the wines that come from El Diablo are complex, elegant and refined.

Winemaking Notes

A savory wine resulting from the small- berried Wente clone Chardonnay at this iconic Russian River site, the 2018 El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay marries richness and acidity to mouthwatering effect. Lemondrop and floral notes lead into a yellow peach palate, with hazelnut, roasted grain and lemon oil carrying through its lengthy finish.

$75
750ml
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard
El Diablo Vineyard
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol
14.5%
Fermentation & Aging
100% Barrel fermentation; Full malolactic; Aged 15 months in 45% new French oak

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El Diablo Vineyard

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Reviews

93points

James Suckling

Complex nose of toast, salted butter, dried pineapple, dried mango, apricot, lemon zest and clove. Full-bodied with bright acidity and a phenolic texture. Excellent tension and focus. Drink or hold.

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750ml

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