2014 Sixto Chardonnay Uncovered

Year: 2014
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :

2017 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #13

"Dynamic, yet sleek and refined, driven by a core of minerally acidity that meshes with the delicately complex apple, Meyer lemon and spicy yeast accents that linger long on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,835 cases made.–TF " (WS)

"A blend of all three of the single vineyards, the 2014 Chardonnay Uncovered is every bit as good as the single vineyards. Apple, white flowers, brioche and toasted nut characteristics flow to a rich, textured, sexy Chardonnay that’s just a straight up joy to drink. The 2012s from this estate are still fresh and vibrant, so I suspect these will all have a solid 4- to 5-year drink window, if not longer. There’s roughly 1,200 cases of this killer Chardonnay, and readers owe it to themselves to give one of these a try.

These Sixto releases from the team at K Vintners show how much potential these is for Chardonnay in Washington when sourced from cooler sites and low yields." (WA)

"(this cuvée is a blend from Sixto's three single vineyards but is done without any new oak): Full golden-yellow. Exotic apricot, ripe peach and honey on the nose. In a distinctly fat, plump style; very ripe but not exotic, offering plush stone fruit flavors. I would have guessed this wine had some noble rot, but I was told it doesn't. I'd nonetheless enjoy it over the next couple years." (VM)

"This wine is a blend of fruit from Frenchman Hills (33%), Moxee (28%), Roza Hills (27%) and Evergreen vineyards. The aromas show a lot of subtlety, with notes of candied ginger, lemon curd, spice, peach, cream, toast, wet stone and pineapple, revealing more on each swirl. The palate is rich but refined, showing precision and detail along with a real sense of freshness. The finish impresses. Beautiful stuff." (WE)

Winery Notes:
2014 had an early spring and a wonderful, long summer with cool nights to help maintain great acidity in the grapes. Going into the Fall, temperatures cooled down quite a bit throughout the state, and we were able to hang the fruit for a long period of time before harvest. This combination allowed us to develop more complex flavors, while still maintaining the acidity to produce bright, focused wines