2019 Hindsight Chardonnay – May Just Be One of the Best Five Chardonnay’s Tasted in 2022

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The Winery

Hindsight Wines grapes are from around Napa Valley as well as Estate grown. Their wines range from Carneros to Howell Mountain to Calistoga. For more details on their well-known Cabernet Sauvignon’s (as well as their Sauvignon Blanc) see a previous written story:

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/07/16/hindsight-wines-cabernet-sauvignons-calistoga-estate-howell-mountain/

The 2019 Chardonnay

Pulled a 2019 Hindsight Chardonnay from Napa Valley from the cellar to enjoy with dinner. This wine is growing quickly on me to be a real contender for Best Wines tasted in 2022 (comes out in December). First on the eyes a light straw color and medium viscosity. On the nose it was very aromatic with very soft floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. On the palate is where some strong flavors of pear and green apple prevailed with a hint of vanilla. On the finish, minerality and a very soft embracing acidity were evident. The words that come to mind while enjoying this lovely Chardonnay are crisp, refreshing, clean, defined and stately opulence. This Chardonnay is sourced from both Carneros and Oak Knoll AVA’s. It is fermented in stainless steel, then aged 3 months on the lees in neutral French oak. It does not have that “buttery finish” and seemed more “old world” in its flavor profile of great European Chardonnays. The wine is listed on their website at $32/a bottle, check out their website for amazing deals!

The Food and Wine Pairing

Paired last night with chicken breasts with mushrooms, white onions and topped with cheddar cheese. Accompanied by a Yukon Gold potato. The meal was light and with the Hindsight wine, delicately refreshing and pleasing.

No matter which wine you chose from Hindsight wines, your Hindsight will ask you “why didn’t I discover these wines sooner”. As they say Hindsight is always 20/20!

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwines.com

http://www.hindsightwines.com/

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