Tilth Napa Chardonnay 2018 (90 JD)
“Also rock solid, the 2018 Chardonnay comes all from the southeastern part of Napa Valley and certainly represents a good value. Classy notes of caramelized lemons, orchard fruits, and brioche all flow to a medium-bodied Chardonnay that has a rounded, textured mouthfeel, good acidity, and a clean finish. It does everything right and is already drinking beautifully. It should keep for 2-4 years.”
A surprisingly fresh style of Chardonnay from the southeastern corner of Napa, this wine balances its foggy influence with the characteristic warmth of California.
California, United States
Jason and Hilary Driscoll met in Washington State and discovered their love of wine through Jason’s work as a chef and their determination to find the perfect wine pairings. What was supposed to be a brief once-in-a-lifetime harvest opportunity in between kitchens, turned into a passion and full-time job as Jason worked his way up through the cellars at Hunnicut Wines before becoming the Assistant Winemaker for David and Katharine DeSante of DeSante Wines. “DeSante University” immersed him both in the vineyards and the cellar. He learned everything from pruning to pump-building. Jason was exposed to lesser known vineyards, both old and new, that produced spectacular fruit. Inspired by the quality wines these vineyards produced, Hilary and Jason conceived Tilth Wines.