Sixto Roza Hills Chardonnay 2017 750ml
SKU: 26504

Sixto Roza Hills Chardonnay 2017

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Category White Wine
Region United States, Washington
Brand Sixto
Alcohol/vol 14%
Rich, full and just so lovely. Perfumed mango, papaya and Bosc pear. Silky texture with quince and chalk as it continues to ooze with personality.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd95

The 2017 Chardonnay Roza Hills comes from more chalk soils and 50-year-old Wente clones and was brought up in a mix of concrete and French oak. This is another rich, powerful effort with bright lemon and citrus fruits, lots of chalky minerality, a layered, medium-bodied texture, and stunning purity and length on the finish. It blossoms with air and is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for a decade or more.

April 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

Beginning with a generous amount of oak on the nose, the 2017 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard offers aromas of roasted pineapple, baked pears, lemon curd and elegant French baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is suddenly spicy across the mid-palate and ends with a lingering finish that accentuates the alcohol.

December 10, 2020
  • v91

Bright medium yellow. Explosive scents of pineapple and candied apple. The richest of these Chardonnays on the palate, conveying a fatter, riper, higher-pH mouthfeel and an umami texture without coming off as salty. If the Moxee is Côte de Beaune-like, this mouthfilling wine is more Pouilly-Fuissé in texture. In fact, it will probably be prized by fans of California Chardonnay. Finishes broad and long. (from Wente vines on chalky soil planted at 1,300+ feet in 1975)

December 2019