2020 Wayfarer Wayfarer Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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JD 97 WA 96 TWI 96 VN 94 WS 94
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

The 2020 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard is fragrant and layered with lemon verbena, toasted brioche, and white peach. It has detail and definition in its structure, with refreshing acidity and a stony, lifted finish. Drink...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2022

The 2020 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard has pretty scents of baked apples, beeswax, roasted almonds and toast. The medium-bodied palate has a satiny texture and layered, savory flavors balanced by refreshing acidity, and it...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, January 2023

The 2020 Chardonnay Estate is a blend of all the Chardonnays and the result of a barrel selection. It storms out of the glass with powerful scents of apricots, ripe, juicy pears, and marzipan, plus hints of candied ginger...
VN 94

Vinous, January 2022

The 2020 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard is a gorgeous wine. Deep, rich and phenolic, this potent Chardonnay has a ton to offer. The 2020 is a very beautiful and distinctive wine that is just starting to open. It will be...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, July 2022

Impressive, with ripe mango, dried pineapple and tangerine flavors that are intense, focused and juicy. Details of lemongrass, cardamom and ginger linger on the long, expressive finish, with a supple frame adding an air...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.3%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Wayfarer Wayfarer Chardonnay is an exceptional white wine from California's Sonoma region. With its fragrant and layered aromas, this Chardonnay is a true delight for the senses. The wine showcases a beautiful golden color, inviting you to indulge in its richness.

On the nose, the Wayfarer Chardonnay reveals enticing notes of lemon verbena, toasted brioche, and white peach. These aromas create a harmonious blend of freshness and complexity, setting the stage for a truly remarkable tasting experience.

Upon the first sip, the wine captivates with its detail and definition. The structure is well-balanced, with refreshing acidity that brings vibrancy to the palate. Each sip is a journey of flavors, with the taste of ripe mango, dried pineapple, and tangerine taking center stage. These intense and focused fruit flavors are complemented by hints of lemongrass, cardamom, and ginger, adding layers of depth and complexity.

The finish is long and expressive, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. With a supple frame that adds an air of elegance, this Chardonnay is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Wayfarer winery.

The 2020 Wayfarer Wayfarer Chardonnay has received high praise from wine critics. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 97, highlighting its fragrant aromas and refreshing acidity. Vinous also praised this wine, giving it a score of 94 and noting its deep richness and distinctive character. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 94 as well, describing it as intense, focused, and juicy. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 96, emphasizing its savory flavors and long, flavorful finish.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.3%, this Chardonnay has the perfect balance of richness and freshness. It is recommended to drink this wine over the next 10 or more years, allowing its flavors to evolve and mature.

In conclusion, the 2020 Wayfarer Wayfarer Chardonnay is a truly exceptional white wine. Its fragrant aromas, layered flavors, and refreshing acidity make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this Chardonnay is sure to impress with its elegance and complexity.