Friday, August 5, 2022
2019 Arista Chardonnay
2019 Arista Winery Chardonnay UV El Diablo Vineyard...$99.99
The 2019 Chardonnay UV El Diablo Vineyard is flush with fresh green apple fruit, Meyer lemon, dusty earth, and flinty reduction. Full-bodied and rich with texture, the palate is ripe with pineapple candy, vanillin, and baking spice. This was a solid wine to start the flight. Drink over the next 15 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
2019 Arista Winery Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard...$99.99
The 2019 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard is pretty, with concentrated aromatics of lime, pear, and wet stone. The palate has more tension and fresh acidity, with a touch of astringency. There is more citrus toned on the palate, with lemon zest and saline minerality. Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
2019 Arista Winery Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard...$99.99
The 2019 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is savory with fresh pine, lemon, and crushed stone. Its great concentration and full-bodied richness give way to a stony finish with notes of orange oil, pineapple, and spice. Drink it over the next 15 or more years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck