The classy-clean bottle of white wine. Dark bottle with a light-yellow capsule that reads "B.Leighton and Smith". The label is classy with words in black "SIXTO, MOXEE, CHARDONNAY, WASHINGTON STATE, 2017", on a yellow background.

2017 SIXTO Moxee Chardonnay – 1.5L

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2017 Moxee Chardonnay has rated 96 points and ranked #46 on James Suckling's 2020 Top 100 American Wines list! Purchase now—for your cellar, or the dinner table—while supplies last.

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Also Available in 750mL Bottles

Scores & Tasting Notes

Super expressive with intensity. Laser-focused complexity that almost defies description, but I will try: lime leaf, chamomile petals, seashell and redwood forest. As perfect as can be. –Winemaker Charles Smith

96 Points, Top 100 Wines – James Suckling

“Love the lifted nose to this chardonnay with dried-apple, lemon and flor character. It’s full-bodied, dense and layered with a fantastic finish. This is very special. Wild yogurt, rye grain and dried nougat at the end. Wonderful. Drink or hold.”

94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“More lemon curd, honeyed apple, and melon notes emerge from the 2017 Chardonnay Moxee, which comes from limestone soils and a west-facing slope. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with subtle oak, it’s a killer bottle of Chardonnay that will evolve for a good decade or more.”

92 Points – Wine Spectator (v2016)

“Graceful and sleek, with pear, lemon curd and stony mineral flavors that pick up speed toward the vibrant, steely finish. Drink now through 2022.”

92 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2016)

“The 2016 Chardonnay Moxee Vineyard has a vibrant yet slightly boozy core on the nose, marked with aromas of dusty lemon peel, peach skin and spiced pears along with hints of fresh-baked croissant. The full-bodied palate is rich and ripe, with an expressive mid-palate that is generous and weighty. The wine lingers long with flavors of creamy lemon panna cotta on the lavish and robust finish.”

Vineyard – Moxee (100%)

(Washington State White Wine; 100% Chardonnay, 14.5% Alcohol)
Planted in 1973, Moxee is located east of Yakima and north of Moxee. The south facing slope is about 1450 feet elevation. The soil is Moxee silt loam with broken limestone.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.


2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.

About SIXTO Chardonnay

Inspired by the story of musician Sixto Rodriguez. Winemaker Charles Smith similarly wanted to resurrect something that was always great, but was waiting to be rediscovered, as in the old Chardonnay vines in Washington State. Being the sixth label that Charles has created—sextus translates to “sixth” in Latin—the name SIXTO was a perfect fit.

Read the full story about SIXTO, pioneering Chardonnay in Washington State.

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