2016 Rusack Vineyards Santa Catalina Island Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WE 93
  • VN 92
  • WS 92
  • JD 91

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, September 2018
Very chalky and tight on the nose, this bottling from the extremely challenging vineyard on Catalina Island is a powerful success, also showing Meyer lemon sorbet and Asian pear aromas. It's tightly woven on the palate... Very chalky and tight on the nose, this bottling from the extremely challenging vineyard on Catalina Island is a powerful success, also showing Meyer lemon sorbet and Asian pear aromas. It's tightly woven on the palate, with crushed white rock and key-lime spritz flavors, reminiscent of Chablis.
VN 92
Vinous, September 2018
The 2016 Chardonnay Santa Catalina Island Vineyards is beautifully focused and pure, not to mention incredibly distinctive. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and a touch of skin phenolics give the wine its personality and... The 2016 Chardonnay Santa Catalina Island Vineyards is beautifully focused and pure, not to mention incredibly distinctive. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and a touch of skin phenolics give the wine its personality and overall feel. This is a highly intriguing wine from Rusack.- AG
WS 92
Wine Spectator, June 2019
Big and pure-tasting, filled with concentrated apple pastry, glazed pear and ripe citrus flavors that are backed by plush acidity. The unctuous finish echoes with sage cream and exotic spice notes. Drink now through 2024... Big and pure-tasting, filled with concentrated apple pastry, glazed pear and ripe citrus flavors that are backed by plush acidity. The unctuous finish echoes with sage cream and exotic spice notes. Drink now through 2024. 136 cases made. — KM
JD 91
jebdunnuck.com, October 2018
Starting with the 2016 Chardonnay, which spent 10 months in barrel, it reveals a light gold color as well as a classic nose of ripe orchard fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle, and assorted spices. Medium-bodied, vibrant... Starting with the 2016 Chardonnay, which spent 10 months in barrel, it reveals a light gold color as well as a classic nose of ripe orchard fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle, and assorted spices. Medium-bodied, vibrant and racy, almost tart on the palate, drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years. It's an outstanding Chardonnay.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork