The 2016 Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay is a true gem from the Columbia Valley in Washington, USA. With its rich and complex profile, this white wine is sure to captivate even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.
In the glass, this Chardonnay showcases a beautiful golden color that hints at its luscious and full-bodied nature. The nose is greeted with enticing aromas of toast and orchard fruits, such as ripe apples and pears. These aromas are complemented by a subtle touch of almond, adding a layer of complexity to the bouquet.
On the palate, the Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay delivers a fleshy and supple texture that is truly delightful. The medium to full-bodied nature of this wine is perfectly balanced by its refreshing acidity, creating a harmonious mouthfeel. Flavors of peach and lemon verbena dance on the palate, creating a dynamic and multi-dimensional taste experience.
The finish is clean and crisp, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. This Chardonnay is a testament to the winemaking prowess of Sixto, showcasing both richness and freshness in perfect harmony. With an alcohol content of 14.0%, this wine has a generous presence without overpowering the senses.
Renowned wine critics have praised the 2016 Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 92, highlighting its ample toast and orchard fruit-like aromas. James Suckling also lauded this wine, giving it a score of 91 and describing it as "fleshy and creamy" with a peach core and underlying acidity. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 91 as well, noting its lithe and precise character with elegantly layered pear and lemon verbena accents. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 90, mentioning its finesse, balanced acidity, and spicy finish.
With only 2,362 cases produced, the 2016 Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay is a limited edition wine that is not to be missed. This is a wine that will impress both connoisseurs and casual wine drinkers alike. Enjoy it now or cellar it for a few more years to witness its evolution.