Olivia Brion

2013 Wild Horse Valley Chardonnay

Chardonnay •Heron Lake Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Wild Horse Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 05, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Couldn't drag me away

Operative Benefit: Winemaker David Mahaffey was generous enough to offer to sign each bottle that you purchase today!

Today’s Olivia Brion 2013 Wild Horse Valley Chardonnay won our Top White Wine of the Year during last year’s Wine Spies Wine Intrigue Awards (WIA). The prior vintage won the same award one year earlier. On the eve of this years WIA period, we bring you this thrilling Rombauer-killer in a special, last chance offer - at a new, lower price!

We nabbed a nice allocation, but please be sure to reserve some soon. We don’t have enough for everyone. Check out this great review from the Winemaker himself:

We think that this 2013 vintage is even more compelling and intriguing than the 2012 vintage, which is really saying something. Our entire tasting panel adores this wine and we’re certain that you will, too.

This wine is mystical and magical on the nose (no kidding!), with aromas of lemon cake, freshly baked challah, white peach, toasted hazelnut, soft white spice and very subtle savory herb.

On the palate? What a delight! With flavors of green apple, brioche, lemon curd, white peach, nectarine, Meyer lemon, subtle butterscotch, fresh fennel, soft oak and very subtle spice and dried herbs.

Highly recommended.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Medium golden hues. Perfectly clear. Glinting like a yellow sapphire when swirled.

Smell:

Lemon cake, freshly baked challah, white peach, toasted hazelnut, soft white spice and very subtle savory herb.

Taste:

Green apple, brioche, lemon curd, white peach, nectarine, Meyer lemon, subtle butterscotch, fresh fennel, soft oak and very subtle spice and dried herbs.

Finish:

Medium long fruit finish, that slowly transforms to subtle spice and herbs as a very slowly spreading dryness finds its way to the far corners of the palate. In other words, the finish is long, softly dry and slowly dynamic.

Pairing:

Without a doubt, proscuitto-wrapped melons or clams with fresh pasta, Italian parsley and fresh garlic.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
David Mahaffey
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Wild Horse Valley, Napa County
Abv
14.1%
Fermentation
100% malolactic fermentation with native yeasts
Aging
11 months
Barrels
French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 05, 2018 at 11:59 pm
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