Chardonnay Naked 2018

Ryan Patrick

Chardonnay Naked
2018

$23.95

* Suggested retail price

1 case(s) available

Product code
14453570
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Type of wine
Still wine
Country
United States
Regulated designation
American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
Region
Washington
Subregion
Columbia Valley
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Winery's website

About this winery

From its beginnings as a family-owned winery named after the two sons of its wine-making family founders, to the current incarnation as a Columbia Valley AVA star with an iconic Leavenworth tasting room, Ryan Patrick continues to produce affordable wines with a serious advantage. . Intuitive winemaking is the art of letting the fruit speak for itself. It's a minimalist intervention combined with consistency of style. This is the heart of the Ryan Patrick promise: artisanal vinification where...

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Product notes

Winemaker Comments: “We are creating an approachable, savory and refreshing style of Chardonnay, sourcing fruit from warmer sites in the Columbia Valley to lend a rich and ripe profile to the wine. Malolactic fermentation, along with sur lie aging, allows for savory characters to develop, while tank fermentation maintains fresh acidity.”– Jeremy Santo, Winemaker

Winemaking notes

The grapes were gently pressed and the juice was cold settled. After racking off the solids, the juice was inoculated and allowed to ferment slowly for approximately 30 days, until dryness. At that point, the juice was chilled to halt the fermentation and stabilize the wine. Aging: Stainless steel for five months.

Tasting notes

Aromas of apple and pear with some honeydew melon, citrus and floral notes. On the palate refreshing yet savory with a fresh fruit driven mid-palate and an elegant, pleasing finish. Pairings with pork rib, seafood and cheese

Press reviews

 Wine Enthusiast

- 89 points -

Sean P. Sullivan, August 2019

The aromas are light, with notes of vanilla bean and lemon balm. There's a lovely sense of balance and texture to the palate. It provides a lot of quality and value.

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James Suckling

- 88 points -

James Suckling, July 2019

A ripe chardonnay with melon and other tropical fruit in abundance. The palate has a rich and fleshy feel with soft, easygoing fruit all the way. Drink now. Screw cap.

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Wine Advocate

- 87 points -

Anthony Mueller, May 2020

Made without the use of oak, the 2018 Naked Chardonnay gives up classic aromas of apple, pear, lemon and soft tones of crème brûlée. Medium-bodied, the wine is clean and correct on the palate, with uncomplicated freshness and a bright citrus finish that lingers with persistence. This is keenly priced and represents a fantastic value for the quality. Grab a bottle for yourself. 5,000 cases produced.

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