Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Dried apricot, mango and pineapple flavors flood this big, buttery style, with fresh acidity as the backdrop. Shows mouthfilling richness on the spicy finish, which features sage cream and mocha accents. Exotic. Drink now through 2024. 519 cases made. — KMDrink Dates: 2019-2024Author: Kim MarcusIssue: Jul 31, 2019
Wine Advocate | Rating: 100The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene offers up a rock-star nose of beautifully expressed pear tart, peach preserves, spiced apples and key lime with suggestions of brioche, beeswax, nutmeg and honeysuckle. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant and tightly wound with amazing tension and depth, finishing with epic length and many, many mineral and savory layers. This should be very long lived. 506 cases produced.Drink Dates: 2019 - 2036Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
Vinous | Rating: 95The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvée Indigène, a selection of old Wente clone from Belle-Côte, is dense, rich and pliant, with terrific persistence. Despite its obvious richness, the Cuvée Indigène is powerful, structured and very shut down, in the same way that is, not surprisingly, also found in the Belle-Côte. Readers should be in no rush to open bottles.Drink Dates: 2022 - 2030Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Jul 2018
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 110 bottles owned
- 29 collectors