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Saxon Brown 2014 Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Chardonnay

Saxon Brown 2014 Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Chardonnay

93+ Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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93+ Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Mission Codename Can't stop the drooling

“I have had these wines year in and year out, and Saxon Brown turns out outstanding efforts. Moreover, their prices are not out of line, especially at this level of quality.” - Robert Parker

“Their prices are not out of line”. If only Mr. Parker knew what we were selling this 93+ rated gem for! Once upon a time, this was $58. Today, it’s yours for $25. Direct from the winery library. That’s a mammoth 57% savings on world-class Chardonnay!!

This is the one you bring to your Montrachet chugging, Kistler swirling, Marcassin popping friends. Throw it down at the next blind tasting, mop the floor, and then watch their incredulous scowls when you tell them what you paid. Fun times!

Not surprising when you consider the storied career of Jeff Gaffner. It began at Chateau St. Jean where he led the team responsible for a Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year. He’s also a highly regarded consultant for Ram’s Gate, Black Kite, and several other high-profile producers. Saxon Brown is his own baby though. And it shows. He focuses on vineyard-designate wines from some of the most coveted sites - Durell, Gap’s Crown, and Sangiacomo, where this beauty comes from.

Big, intense, voluptuous, toasty, and rich. This has it all - poached pears, toasted pineapple, a drizzle of caramel, and oh yes some of that BUTTERY goodness you love. Not excessive though. But wait - there’s more. Was that lemon pith? Grapefruit? Some vanilla custard too? It’s all there, bursting with the energy of a rollerblading dog walker with six Golden Retrievers at the end of a leash. This stuff is just peaking into a perfect drinking window with a good stretch ahead of it. We’re thinking of whipping up some lightly breaded sole with a beurre blanc sauce, cheesy zucchini rice, and fresh summer veggies tonight.

We got a few cases for our stash, and now it’s time to hit Osprey Seafood Market. Gotta run - have a great Sunday!

93+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Barrel-fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months, the 2014 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard Green Acres Hill opens out to beautiful lemon curd, pink grapefruit and marzipan notes with hints of honey-drizzled croissant and ginger. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly crafted with a lively line of refreshing acidity cutting through the intense, creamy texture and citrus flavors, finishing with some minerals coming through. Only 178 cases were made. Drink 2017-2025.”

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Saxon Brown 2014 Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Chardonnay 750ml Wine Label
Look

Bright on the lighter side of the gold spectrum with platinum accents glimmering

Smell

Poached pears, toasted pineapple, a drizzle of caramel, and some of that BUTTERY goodness

Taste

Big, intense, voluptuous, toasty, rich with lemon pith, grapefruit, vanilla custard this has it all

Finish

Bursting with the energy, just peaking into a perfect drinking window with a good stretch ahead

Pairing

Lightly breaded sole with a beurre blanc sauce, cheesy zucchini rice, and fresh summer veggies

What the Winery Says 2014 Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Chardonnay

Saxon Brown
Saxon Brown
Winemaker
Jeff Gaffner
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
Vineyards
Sangiacomo Vineyards Green Acres Hill
Alcohol
14.1%
Harvest date
September 16, 2014
Brix at harvest
23.7°
Total acidity
7.1 g/L
pH
3.26
Bottling date
July 29, 2015
Aging
11 months
Barrels
50% new French oak
Production
7 barrels

About the Winery Saxon Brown

Saxon Brown Winemaker Jeff Gaffner
Saxon Brown Winemaker Jeff Gaffner
Saxon Brown 2014 Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Chardonnay 750ml Wine Bottle
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Saxon Brown 2014 Sangiacomo Green Acres Hill Chardonnay 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Jul 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$58.00
Elsewhere