Full Review

Jarvis

Jarvis
2019 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$85

Jarvis
2019 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of pineapple chutney, tamarind, coconut cream, and chess pie with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, complex, long finish with accents of croissant with marmalade, hints of kiwi relish, and caramel with well-integrated tannins and heavy oak flavor. A deliciously concentrated and vibrant Chardonnay that delivers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pineapple chutney, tamarind, coconut cream, and chess pie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of croissant with marmalade, hints of kiwi relish, and caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously concentrated and vibrant Chardonnay that delivers.

The Producer

Jarvis Estate

The Producer
2970 Monticello Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-255-5280

Their Portfolio

92 Jarvis 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $75.00.
92 Jarvis 2016 Finch Hollow Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $135.00.
90 Jarvis 2016 Finch Hollow Vineyard Unfiltered , Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $150.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $85.00.
94 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $165.00.
93 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $105.00.
92 Jarvis 2013 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $230.00.
92 Jarvis 2013 Lake William Red Blend Estate Grown, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $215.00.
85 Jarvis 2012 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 13.2% (USA) $155.00.
90 Jarvis 2014 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $150.00.
90 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown , Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $115.00.
96 Jarvis 2008 Reserve , Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $315.00.
96 Jarvis 2015 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $170.00.
95 Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $125.00.
94 Jarvis 2017 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $80.00.
93 Jarvis 2017 Finch Hollow Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $145.00.
93 Jarvis 2017 Finch Hollow Vineyard Unfiltered, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $160.00.
92 Jarvis 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $350.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Lake William Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $230.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $260.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $125.00.
92 Jarvis 2018 Unfiltered Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $160.00.
94 Jarvis 2018 Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $145.00.
92 Jarvis 2018 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
91 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $90.00.
93 Jarvis 2016 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $190.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $165.00.
91 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $90.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Lake William Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $230.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $175.00.
94 Jarvis 2019 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $85.00.
96 Jarvis 2019 Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $150.00.
95 Jarvis 2019 Unfiltered Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $165.00.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.