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CUVAISON Chardonnay  "Kite Tail - Estate Grown"  Carneros, Napa Valley 2016

Retail Price: $45

Value Rating: 3

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: August 6, 2018
Cases Produced: 450

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 89.5

Very Good Value


From a small block of Cuvaison’s Estate Vineyard, “Kite Tail” sports refreshing perky acidity to complement its rich ripe orchard and citrus fruit, buttery side and toasty oak (50% new French barrels). Smell and taste fresh Meyer lemons, white peaches, crisp pineapple, buttered wheat toast and honeysuckle. While it’s a Chardonnay for fans of the stronger style (like me…I love them all), it pulls back from the “big flavor” just a notch.

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Their Syrah is only available winery direct from Cuvaison. Contact them, or better yet, arrange a visit and tasting at the winery. It’s a great visit. I wouldn’t quite call it “undiscovered,” but it is under-used for the quality of wine, venue and hospitality you get there. I’ve been a big fan of winemaker Steven Rogstad for years. The wines he’s making for Cuvaison, and their sister vineyard and winery Brandlin, are really good and getting better.

For all my Cuvaison and Brandlin Vineyard reviews, GO HERE.

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