Awards & Accolades

Chardonnay

Awards in 2017

JamesSuckling.com 6.1.17 SCORE 91

Chardonnay 2016

A fresh and fruity wine with sliced lemon and lime. Hints of stone and apple. Medium to full body, phenolic texture, and a long finish. Drink now.

‐ James Suckling


Awards in 2016

Wine Spectator 10.15.16 SCORE 89

Chardonnay 2015

BEST VALUE. A rich and zesty white, offering crisp, concentrated flavors of green apple and ripe citrus that are matched to pastry notes. The buttery finish shows dried herbal accents. Drink now through 2020. 40,000 cases imported.

‐ Kim Marcus

The Tasting Panel 9.30.16 SCORE 89

Chardonnay 2015

Smooth, fresh and stylish; lush and juicy, balanced and long; silky and ripe.

‐ Anthony Dias Blue


Awards in 2015

The Wine Advocate 8.25.15 SCORE 90

Chardonnay 2013

The 2013 Chardonnay from Alamos is produced with 20% fruit of Lujan de Cuyo (Agrelo) and the rest for the Valle de Uco, harvested over a period of a month given the altitude and soil differences between the different zones. It ferments in stainless-steel and large cement vats (for one third of the wine) with some 30% of the wine undergoing malolactic fermentation. It's a textbook, subtly oaked Chardonnay from a cool vintage and cooler vineyards where you feel the influence of the vibrant juice from the Uco Valley and even chalky minerality. Very nice balance, easy to drink and fresh. They use some second- and third-use 500-liter oak barrels to age a portion of the wine, while the rest is kept in stainless with some 20% inner staves to produce around 420,000 bottles.

‐ Luis Gutierrez