A classy-clean wine label with a yellow background and black text, reading: "SIXTO. Uncovered. Chardonnay. Washington State. 2018."

2018 SIXTO Uncovered Chardonnay – 1.5L

In stock
$90.00
Also Available in 750mL Bottles and Previous Vintage.

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Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“The color reminded me of Meursault. Golden and hazelnut-hued. The wine comes fully formed from the glass with jackfruit, oyster shell, apricot stone, crushed rock and flavor galore. Wax, spring flowers, vanilla pod, ancient vinyl. So giving. The next words should be THANK YOU...May I have another?”

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

Winemaking

Varietal Breakdown: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Washington State
Vineyard(s): Moxee (50%); Roza Hills (26%); Frenchman Hills (24%)
Production: 3.0 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole cluster pressed | 50% concrete tank fermentation; 50% barrel fermentation | 30% new French 105gal puncheons | 17 months barrel-aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 5.1 g/L titratable acidity | 3.68 pH | 14% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

95 Points – James Suckling (v2017)

“Satisfying aromas of candied apple, honey and basil leaf follow through to a full body that’s bright and formed with beautiful fruit and underlying freshness and savoriness. Just a hint ofcream and blanched almond. Lemon curd. Juicy finish. Complete. Half fermented in concrete and rest in large barrels. Drink or hold.”

93 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2017)

“Stone fruits, caramelized citrus, licorice, and a touch of toast all emerge from the 2017 Chardonnay Uncovered, which is medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, textured, and long. It’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for a solid 7-8 years, probably longer. There are just under 4,000 cases produced.”

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