Story: The “Tether” wine is a new Anna Monticelli & Kimberly Jones project. This is real value in a bottle. They make stunning Cabernet & Chardonnay that over-delivers for its price tags!
Tasting Notes: The 2017 Tether Napa Valley Chardonnay possesses seductive aromas of jasmine, crushed limestone rock, quince, white peaches, tropical fruit, and toasted coconut. This full-bodied Chardonnay is remarkably finessed and polished. There is balanced acidity on the palate and tremendous depth and length on the finish.
Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points: “A new wine for this label, the 2017 Tether Chardonnay is a big, rich, barrel-fermented Chardonnay from vines next to Carneros. It has rocking notes of stone fruits, honeyed citrus, white flowers, and classy oak. Brilliantly done, medium to full-bodied, and just a screaming deal, drink it over the coming 2-4 years.”
Robert Parker 93 Points: “The 2017 Chardonnay comes from a vineyard in south Napa, adjoining the Carneros AVA. It sashays out of the glass with powerfully fragrant guava, honeydew melon and apricot tart notes with touches of beeswax, marzipan and candied ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the creamy-textured palate is packed with bold, tropical flavors with plenty of freshness and lovely savory sparks on the long finish.”