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Catena Chardonnay Adrianna Vineyard White Stones 750 ml

Country: Argentina /

Region: Cuyo /

Style: Wine /

Size: 750 ml /

Vintage: 2016 /

Sku: 80140499

The Wine Advocate98 Points
Decanter98 Points
Jeb Dunnuck94 Points
$102.99 Reg. $115.99



*Vintage may vary by location*

The term "White stones" refers to the composition of said rows of soil, with white oval stones covered by gravel. The Vineyard "Adrianna" is planted at an altitude of almost 1,500 meters above sea level, in the district of Gualtallary in Tupungato. The stony soil prevents deep root growth, providing optimum drainage. These, very poor in organic matter, soil contribute to support vines permanent stress conditions. Cold Mountain nochas facilitate a slow maturation process, with optimum retention levels of acidity and / performance has naturally low.

The White Stones Chardonnay has a bright lemon yellow color with gold highlights. Aromas of pears and apples are underscored by notes of vanilla and white flowers and a stony minerality. On the palate, the wine has flavors of baked red apples, Bosc pears, and quince along with notes of creamy vanilla and baking spices. The finish is crisp and bright with a stony minerality that lingers on the palate.

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The Wine Advocate98 Points
Decanter98 Points
Jeb Dunnuck94 Points
WA The Wine Advocate: 98 Points
My favorite of the Adrianna whites, the 2016 White Stones Chardonnay was cropped from a low-yielding, cool and wet year, very unusual weather in Mendoza. It's sharp, austere, mineral and long. No matter how impressed I was with the 2015 or the two vintages of the White Bones I tasted next to it, this stole the show. It has a combination of mineral notes that transmit a serious sensation with hints of flowers, spices and herbs that show in a very subtle way. The palate is liquid chalk, with sharp and pungent flavors, nicely textured. It's precise, linear, long and sharp, with great length and persistence. It will be fascinating to see how this wine evolves in bottle, because I think we can have a big surprise in ten years from now.
DC Decanter: 98 Points
From the Adrianna Vineyard’s most chalk-rich soils. Pungent acidity, like a freshly sharpened razor. 80% of the wine is matured under flor, accounting for the saline, almost iodized notes. Notes of white fruit and intense minerality in a complex yet delicious and refreshing white.
JD Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points
One of the flagship whites is the 2016 Chardonnay Adrianna Vineyard White Stones, which comes from a single block in the Adrianna Vineyard. It has a vibrant, incredibly juicy, Chablis-like style in its tart citrus, white flowers, white grapefruit, and crushed rock-laced bouquet. With medium body, nicely integrated yet high acidity, and a great finish, it’s not a heavyweight and shines for its precision and purity. It should benefit from a year in bottle and keep for a decade.