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Lloyd 2022 Carneros Chardonnay

Lloyd 2022 Carneros Chardonnay

Lloyd 2022 Carneros Chardonnay

“A Napa Gem: The Enthralling 2022 Lloyd Chardonnay”

 

Immerse yourself in the lush vineyards of Carneros, Napa Valley, with the 2022 Lloyd Chardonnay, a testament to the artistry and legacy of California winemaking. This Chardonnay, characterized by its medium-high acidity, medium body, and low tannins, captures the essence of its region with impeccable balance and depth. It greets the senses with intoxicating aromas of ripe pineapple, golden apple, and a whisper of toasted almond, promising a rich and engaging sensory journey. The palate delivers on this promise, weaving crisp green apples with a lavish tapestry of creamy vanilla and butter, a hallmark of refined Napa Chardonnays. Perfectly complementing salmon, poultry, shellfish, and a myriad of dishes, this Chardonnay stands as a versatile and captivating choice for any occasion.

 

Personal Insight:

 

The 2022 Lloyd Chardonnay holds a special place in my exploration of wine, particularly as an admirer of Robert Lloyd’s winemaking prowess. His tenure at Rombauer Estate laid a foundation of excellence, and this Chardonnay is a brilliant showcase of his skill and vision. Following Lloyd from his previous achievements to this latest venture was a journey well worth taking, and it reaffirms the value of experiencing a winemaker’s evolution. This Chardonnay is a testament to Lloyd’s expertise, offering a delightful experience that meets the high expectations set by his reputation.

 

Closing Notes:

 

The Lloyd 2022 Chardonnay stands as a beacon of Napa Valley’s winemaking excellence, with its compelling combination of aromas and flavors that seduce the palate. It’s a wine that beckons for repeated enjoyment, embodying the charm and sophistication of Carneros. Each glass is a celebration of tradition and innovation, marking my wine journey with memorable notes of discovery and pleasure. This is a wine that not only captivates but also resonates, making it a cherished addition to any collection.

 

Structure Breakdown:

 

Acidity: Medium – High

Body: Medium

Tannins: Low

Pairs with: Salmon, poultry, shellfish, and a myriad of dishes

 

Vino – Rater Score: 91

Tasting Notes

Pairs With

Overall Rating

4.0
Rated 4.0 out of 5
4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

IN LOVE WITH
100 Points:Touched your
Heart & Soul

MEMORABLE
95-99 Points: World Class

OUTSTANDING
90-94 Points: Wines that make
you want to drink right away

EXCELLENT BUT…
85-89 points: Wines that make
you want to drink right away

AVERAGE
80-84: Wines that are missing in
a few areas that could interfere
with enjoyment.

Vino - Rater Score of 91

Rated 4.0 out of 5
April 13, 2024

The 2022 Lloyd Chardonnay holds a special place in my exploration of wine, particularly as an admirer of Robert Lloyd’s winemaking prowess. Check out the review for tasting notes

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