2019 Amici El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay


Jeb Dunnuck

“Crème de la crème of the vintage”

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.

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El Diablo Vineyard
Russian River Valley
100% Chardonnay
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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Jeb Dunnuck

“Slightly more structured, with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors, the 2019 Chardonnay El Diablo Vineyard is stunning wine in the vintage that readers should snatch up. Lemon curd, citrus, wood smoke, and charcoal notes all give way to a perfectly balanced, seamless, concentrated 2019 that’s up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. All Hyde Wente clone and fermented and aged in 45% new French oak, drink this thriller over the coming 5-7 years. Unfortunately, there are a scant 900 bottles.”


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.