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CARBONE Chardonnay 2018

(Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA) $49

You may not have heard about Carbone Chardonnay yet (this is the first commercial vintage), but you have probably heard of the man who makes it—Andy Erickson. At some point during the last 2 decades, Andy has made many of Napa Valley’s top cabernets—Screaming Eagle, Ovid, Dalla Valle, Staglin, and more. Carbone (car-BONE-ay) is a tiny winery he owns with his wife, the viticulturist Annie Favia. The 30-year-old vines rest in the coolish pockets of Coombsville, the area in southeastern Napa Valley that is an ancient caldera. This is an absolutely delicious chardonnay with exuberant notes of yellow plums, spices, and minerals. Vibrant acidity (no malolactic fermentation here) races through the wine like a subliminal electric current. The balance and length are fantastic. If you love chardonnay, this is a must. (14.2% abv)

93 points KM

Available at ACME Fine Wines

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