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Review: 2019 Brendel Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

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Brendel farms its wines organically in Napa Valley, producing a wide range of single-varietal and blended wines. At this time we have a look at two of Brendel’s flagships, a chardonnay and a cabernet sauvignon.

2019 Brendel Noble One Chardonnay Napa Valley – Whereas it’s an unoaked chardonnay, this expression nonetheless tilts at notes of vanilla, coconut, and butterscotch, the wine’s fruity qualities tempered simply so by an unknown hand. Later within the recreation, flavors run extra to guava and baked apple on this expression, with a pinch of ginger and cinnamon informing the again finish. A bit doughy at instances, the wine would clearly profit from extra acidity, although its semi-Burgundian method right now offers it a lot to lean on anyway, regardless of a contact of immaturity. A- / $30

2019 Brendel Cooper’s Reed Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – Right here’s a younger, nearly brash, cabernet that showcases Napa’s darker, extra brooding facet. Intensely earthy from begin to end, it options parts of graphite, saddle leather-based, and dusty roots, earlier than finally pushing that toughness apart sufficient to permit a squeeze of considerably underripe raspberry and blackberry into view. All instructed, the wine is quiet right now however feels prefer it has room to develop; a couple of years in cellar may assist the fruit to come back extra clearly into focus. B / $40

2019 Brendel Noble One Chardonnay Napa Valley




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