2014 Hilt The Vanguard Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
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Reg: $64.94

$54.94

In Stock: 16 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
Showing a touch of brioche in its ripe orchard fruits, toasted bread, sweet peach and white flower bouquet, the 2014 Chardonnay Vanguard is medium-bodied, fresh, layered and focused, with lively acidity and a pure... Showing a touch of brioche in its ripe orchard fruits, toasted bread, sweet peach and white flower bouquet, the 2014 Chardonnay Vanguard is medium-bodied, fresh, layered and focused, with lively acidity and a pure, elegant style. Give bottles a year in the cellar and enjoy over the following 5-7 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
AG 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2016
The 2014 Chardonnay Vanguard offers good up-front intensity, but, it, too remains very tightly wound and in need of time in bottle. There is good purity to the orchard fruit and lemon confit flavors, while picking early... The 2014 Chardonnay Vanguard offers good up-front intensity, but, it, too remains very tightly wound and in need of time in bottle. There is good purity to the orchard fruit and lemon confit flavors, while picking early has preserved a considerable amount of freshness. At this stage, the Vanguard is not really all that different from the Santa Barbara County bottling. It will be interesting to see how those two wines develop. Vineyard sources are Sanford & Benedict, Solomon Hills and Radian. Today, though, the Vanguard is not particularly expressive.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 13.4%
Closure Cork