2016 Arista Winery Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
2016 Arista Winery Russian River Valley Chardonnay
  • JD 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 93
  • WA 92

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Reg: $89.94

$79.94

In Stock: 6 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, June 2019
Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams but is run today by their sons Mark and Ben, who took over the reins in 2012. They’ve brought on board winemaker Matt Courtney, revamped vineyards, and...   Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams but is run today by their sons Mark and Ben, who took over the reins in 2012. They’ve brought on board winemaker Matt Courtney, revamped vineyards, and renovated the cellar, all of which appears to have paid off as they’ve fashioned some of the top wines in this report. Readers looking for the next superstar estate are advised to get on the bandwagon. One of the larger production cuvées is the 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley and it comes from the Russian River Valley and spent a year in 20% new French oak. Its light gold color is followed by a beautiful bouquet of honeyed pineapple, white flowers, toasted hazelnuts, and brioche. This beauty is classic Russian River with an exuberant, boisterous, yet pure, and incredibly classy profile. It's ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.  
VN 93
Vinous, May 2019
Arista's 2016 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is rich, ample and beautifully resonant in the glass. Apricot, tangerine, white pepper, mint and lightly honeyed notes all grace this flamboyant, rich Chardonnay, which is a...   Arista's 2016 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is rich, ample and beautifully resonant in the glass. Apricot, tangerine, white pepper, mint and lightly honeyed notes all grace this flamboyant, rich Chardonnay, which is a great introduction to the Arista wines. Vineyard sources are El Diablo, Ritchie and Banfield and the estate. All of the wines in this range are compelling, but the Russian River Valley Chardonnay is the under-the-radar gem. -- Antonio Galloni  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, July 2019
This glides across the palate, offering a deft, well-knit mix of white fruit, spice and creamy components. Minerally midpalate, with a finish that features some savory hints. Drink now through 2024. 1,078 cases made. — KM
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(92+ points) The 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley opens with scents of beeswax, honey toast and toasted hazelnut with a core of citrus and white tree fruits. It's medium to full-bodied and very rich in the mouth with...   (92+ points) The 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley opens with scents of beeswax, honey toast and toasted hazelnut with a core of citrus and white tree fruits. It's medium to full-bodied and very rich in the mouth with loads of honeyed fruits, tangy acidity and great texture to carry the long, savory finish. 1,078 cases produced.- EB  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.4%
Closure Cork