2017 Attack Chardonnay

Winemaking and ‘foudre’ (large oval cask) combine to create an alluring nose of the seaside, lime, ripe apple and Indian spices. The palate is structured with signature elements of lychee, lemon pie, lime, cold tea, spice and seawater.

Jagged Rock Vineyard & Border Vista Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Seaside & Citrus
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  • Wine Accolade - 94 Points - Anthony Gismondi, Wine Writer
  • Wine Accolade - 92 points - Wine Enthusiast
  • 94 Points Accolade - John Schreiner

The wine begins with aromas of citrus, apple and spice. On the palate, it delivers flavours of mandarin, lychee and spicy oak.

94 Points, John Scrheiner

The benefits of moving to organic farming are also beginning to come home to roost in 2017. Phenolic ripening is happening sooner, allowing earlier picking, and you guessed, lower alcohol. This edition comes in at 13.9, giving the wine a delicacy that further heightens its outer edges.

94 Points, Anthony Gismondi

Two vineyards are in the blend, fermented together in a single foudre. It has a Bourbon barrel note running across the palate, a seamless mix of citrus, apple and green melon. The new foudre added some baking spice accents as well, and the wine has a pleasing sharpness, along with overall balance.

92 Points, Paul Gregutt - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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