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A Super Special Price on a 92-Point Carneros Chardonnay - 05/30/2019 - Chardonnay (domestic)

With a price so low, we can’t show it here, the 2017 Routestock "Route 121" Carneros Chardonnay is a fabulous value that you should run, not walk to secure. Produced from all Carneros fruit in an excellent vintage, this bright and lively Chardonnay is an overachiever in every way. Balanced and fresh, it practically leaps from the glass with intense flavors of citrus and orchard fruit. Elements of vanilla and baking spice join the party, adding an unexpected level of complexity to this sub-$20 white. Finding a Carneros Chard for this kind of price is pretty special, making this already compelling white all the more tempting. Made in a style that’s sure to please many, this is the perfect white to have on hand for your next casual gathering. With so many Chardonnays to choose from, it’s a breath of fresh air to find one this delicious and so affordably priced. Try a bottle and taste for yourself, we’re sure you’ll be back for more.

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2017 Routestock "Route 121" Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay Price: Hidden

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is such a lovely white wine, priced attractively, which delivers a heady entry of honey and caramelized oak. Juicy acidity lifts bold flavors of lemon meringue, green apple and tangerine, finishing with a balanced weight and intrigue of nutmeg. *Editors' Choice* (VB)" (02/2019)

Staff ImageGreg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 05, 2019

The nose is full of complex apple aromatics with hints of barrel spice. On the palate the wine has good weight but still comes in at 13.9 abv. The apple flavors become a little more baked apple and add to the complexity. There is lots of textural richness to this wine but it has a sprightly acidity that seems to lift the richness into a brighter finish than I first expected. A solid wine at the price point

Staff ImageRyan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: February 28, 2019

Wow! Doesn't this little fire cracker over deliver! So much flavor and energy packed into this bottle. I has the rich, unctuous, textured fruit you expect from Carneros Chardonnay but with tons of verve, zesty acidity and subtle flinty character. Real intensity of flavor and personality. This is a perfect party wine, a crowd pleaser for Summer BBQs. It's increasingly rare to see Carneros AVA Chardonnay under $20 and one of this quality, at this price it just about unheard of. Super impressive.