Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros Chardonnay 2016

Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros Chardonnay 2016

SKU 089819756001


From six special acres in the heart of the Grace Benoist Ranch, our estate Chardonnay is iconic, representing all that is memorable about Carneros. Vibrant yet elegantly restrained, the wine is crafted as a showcase for the fruit, without malolactic fermentation and the lightest touch of oak. Aromas and flavors of classic Chardonnay signatures-including Bartlett pear and crisp green apple-are joined with lemon zest, citrus blossom and mineral notes. A solid acid backbone, with great structure and balance, are the hallmark of this wine each vintage.
Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Etude
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastThis is estate-grown wine, crisp and sharply tense in acidity, the flavors marked by a distinction of green apple, pear and pineapple. The oak is measured and unobtrusive.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2019
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorCrisp, with zesty acidity backing the lemon-lime, McIntosh apple and green peach flavors. Dried savory herbal notes on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 490 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2018