Maxem Chardonnay UV Vineyard 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Sonoma Coast
JD
96
WA
95
Additional vintages
2019 2018
JD
96
Rated 96 by Jeb Dunnuck
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay UV Vineyard comes from a higher-yielding, long, even growing season. It has a similar aromatic style to the 2017 yet is slightly more fresh and vivid, with lots of honeysuckle, acacia flowers, and citrus aromatics, medium to full body, terrific balance, and a great finish. It’s certainly an outstanding wine and is going to check in near the 2017. ... More details
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Maxem Chardonnay UV Vineyard 2018 750ml

SKU 838133
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$78.90
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Professional Ratings
JD
96
WA
95
JD
96
Rated 96 by Jeb Dunnuck
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay UV Vineyard comes from a higher-yielding, long, even growing season. It has a similar aromatic style to the 2017 yet is slightly more fresh and vivid, with lots of honeysuckle, acacia flowers, and citrus aromatics, medium to full body, terrific balance, and a great finish. It’s certainly an outstanding wine and is going to check in near the 2017.
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
Made from 100% Wente Clone Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay UV Vineyard was aged for 15 months in French oak and concrete egg. It springs from the glass with notions of fresh grapefruit, lemon drops and mandarin peel plus hints of white blossoms, coriander seed and shaved ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a beautiful satiny texture with loads of mineral sparks among the citrusy fruit flavors, finishing with a spicy kick. 280 cases were made.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Sonoma Coast
Additional vintages
2019 2018
Overview
Rated 94-96 - Not yet bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay UV Vineyard comes from a higher-yielding, long, even growing season. It has a similar aromatic style to the 2017 yet is slightly more fresh and vivid, with lots of honeysuckle, acacia flowers, and citrus aromatics, medium to full body, terrific balance, and a great finish. It’s certainly an outstanding wine and is going to check in near the 2017.
green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

Despite having its origins in western France, Chardonnay's immense popularity and flexibility quickly meant that before long, there wasn't a wine producing country in the world which wasn't investing in this fascinating and versatile grape varietal. Today, Chardonnays manage to win fine wine competitions and satisfy supermarket shoppers simultaneously, due to the fact that this grape varietal can take on many characteristics and features of where it is grown and how it is handled. Indeed, this green skinned grape is renowned for not having so much unique flavor within the fruit, but is very sensitive to the features of the terroir it is grown in, as well as to aging As such, it isn't unusual to find bottles of single variety Chardonnay wine described as holding notes of white stone, mountain waters, or other such geological features alongside the more predictable fruit descriptions This makes Chardonnay grape varietal wines an exciting world to delve into – full of surprises, full of delights.
barrel

Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.
fields

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Varietal: Chardonnay

Despite having its origins in western France, Chardonnay's immense popularity and flexibility quickly meant that before long, there wasn't a wine producing country in the world which wasn't investing in this fascinating and versatile grape varietal. Today, Chardonnays manage to win fine wine competitions and satisfy supermarket shoppers simultaneously, due to the fact that this grape varietal can take on many characteristics and features of where it is grown and how it is handled. Indeed, this green skinned grape is renowned for not having so much unique flavor within the fruit, but is very sensitive to the features of the terroir it is grown in, as well as to aging As such, it isn't unusual to find bottles of single variety Chardonnay wine described as holding notes of white stone, mountain waters, or other such geological features alongside the more predictable fruit descriptions This makes Chardonnay grape varietal wines an exciting world to delve into – full of surprises, full of delights.
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Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.