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Argot Simpatico Ranch Chardonnay Bennett Valley
Argot Wines
United States - California - Sonoma County

Powerful aromas of key-lime, white flowers, orange blossoms and a fierce, flinty, sauvage note define a wildly complex nose. Once in the mouth, gracefully pronounced textures coat the palate delivering an exotic interpretation of cool-climate Chardonnay character — lime peel, orange blossom, ginger and clove —lingerings deep into a vibrant finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma County
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay (40 years old)
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Vinification
Night harvested by hand, whole-cluster pressed direct to barrel; no settling to ensure maximum lees contact. Barrel fermented on heavy lees. Malolactic fermentation. 16 months in French oak, 50% new. Finished 2 months in steel tank, low sulphur during barrel elevage.
Production
150 9-liter cases (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2015 Argot Simpatico Ranch Chardonnay Bennett Valley - 95+ PTS - WA

2015 Argot Simpatico Ranch Chardonnay Bennett Valley - 95+ PTS - WA

wa95"Wow—I just love the nose of the 2015 Chardonnay Simpatico Ranch, which sings of fresh grapefruit, lemon curd and yuzu with nuances of acacia honey, fresh ginger, lime blossoms and chopped almonds. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with a stunning array of citrus, spice and floral notions, backed by seamless freshness and packaged in a beautiful satin-textured frame, finishing with great length and depth. Yes, yes, yes! 150 cases produced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 95+ pts

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