Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Another stunner is the 2014 Chardonnay Sugar Shack. This wine, which was harvested August 18, 2014, was one of the earliest picks Mark Aubert had ever done. The wine offers up great fruit, which includes notes of pineapple, green apple, honeysuckle and peach marmalade. It is full-bodied with exceptional purity, lingering across the palate. Drink it over the next 7-12 years. This is the only vineyard for Chardonnay that he has in Napa Valley.Author: Robert Parker
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95Layered and cool with aniseed, flint and green apple. Full body, intense fruit and a long and flavorful finish. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Vinous | Rating: 95One of the most flamboyant, exotic wines in this range, the 2014 Chardonnay Sugar Shack wraps around the palate with serious depth and raciness. Apricot jam, honey, candied lemon and white flowers meld together. This is an especially seamless, sweet Chardonnay built on silkiness.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 429 bottles owned
- 84 collectors