2015 SIXTO Uncovered Chardonnay Columbia Valley
Buttered pineapple, white flowers, brioche, and some seriously ripe fruit emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully…
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Perfumed, think Christmas spice, oral, raspberries, dried owers, rose petals. Taunt, focused, fresh and velvety. This is the Rocks n go-go. – Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Vibrant and precise, with delicately layered lemon, spicy lees and stony mineral accents that finish with lively acidity. Drink now through 2022. 1,287 cases made.
Wine Advocate (WA)
The entry-level bottling, the 2015 Chardonnay Uncovered offers up pretty aromas of buttered apples and pastry cream, followed by a glossy, medium to full-bodied palate that’s rounded and open-knit, but it retains good freshness and balance. It isn’t quite as intense or concentrated as the vineyard-designate bottlings, but it’s keenly priced and well-adapted to near-term consumption. – William Kelley – 29-06-2018
Wine Enthusiast (WE)
A blend of the winery’s three vineyard-designated Chardonnays from Roza Hills, Moxee and Frenchman Hills, the aromas are nuanced, with notes of spice, mineral, clarified butter, lees and candle wax. There’s a very pretty sense of elegance and texture that carries all the way through the finish. It’s all about sophistication.
-Sean P. Sullivan (10/01/2018)
James Suckling (JS)
This has a smooth, rich and creamy nose with spiced peach custard and nougat. Plenty of palate weight and texture. Peaches, melons and hints of lemons. Toasty and buttery finish. Drink now.
-James Suckling (05/16/2018)
Jeb Dunnuck (JD)
A blend of multiple vineyards (this is the only blend in the Sixto lineup), the 2015 Chardonnay Uncovered is brought up in a mix of concrete and puncheons before spending 18 months in barrel. Buttered pineapple, white flowers, brioche, and some seriously ripe fruit emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and textured, with a terrific depth of fruit. It’s impressive and showed even more freshness and purity with time in the glass.
-Jeb Dunnuck (04/05/2018)
Vinous Media (VM)
(50% fermented in concrete and 50% in puncheons): Healthy green-tinged yellow-gold. Ripe peach and nectarine aromas are complemented by sexy butterscotchy lees. Quite tight and youthfully imploded, conveying excellent acidity and cut to its bright flavors of lemon curd, pear, crushed stone and minerals. There’s an early oaky quality here as well, which Leighton says is associated with an element of reduction. This tight, bright wine finishes with lovely length but will require a few years to showcase its fruit.
-Stephen Tanzer (10/2017)