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Chardonnay, Banfield Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
91 Points

The 2017 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard has a nose of white peaches and baked quince with touches of orange blossom, lemongrass and baker's yeast. The medium-bodied palate offers bright, fresh, perfumed fruit with gentle yeasty touches and a perfumed finish.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
95 Points

The 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is a stunning wine. It offers singular aromas of guava, grapefruit peel and musky hints with layers of tangerine, green herbs, crushed stone and hints of elderflower. The medium-bodied palate is very expressive with kaleidoscopic flavor layers and addicting juiciness, finishing long and ever-changing in the mouth. This is a flamboyant expression that can be drunk immediately or cellared for a few years.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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Chardonnay, Russian River Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
91 Points

The 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is scented of poached pears, lemon peel, baker's yeast and golden apples with touches of citrus blossom and hazelnut. The palate is light to medium-bodied, silky and fresh with pure fruits and a juicy finish.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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Chardonnay, U.V.-El Diablo Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
94+ Points

The 2017 Chardonnay UV - El Diablo Vineyard is slow to open aromatically at this stage, offering glimpses of citrus blossom, honeyed almonds, saline and orange peel with a core of quince, gaining intensity and nuance as it sits in the glass. It explodes in the mouth with savory, concentrated flavor layers, and it's medium-bodied, ultra silky and fresh with a very long, energetic finish. This has great potential to gain depth and nuance in bottle, so forget it in the cellar for a couple of years.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard, Anderson Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
92 Points

Pale ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard has earthy aromas of dried herbs, damp soil and mushroom powder with notes of graphite, dried flowers and tea leaves over a core of crunchy blackberries and cranberries. The palate is medium-bodied and intensely minerally, with very juicy, fresh fruit character, finishing a tad coiled. Give it more time in bottle.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
90 Points

Light to medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is scented of cranberry sauce, dried lavender, tangerine peel, tea leaves and earth. Medium-bodied, it offers bright, spicy fruits with a soft frame and juicy finish.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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U.V. Pinot Noir, Lucky Well, Russian River Valley – 2017

The Wine Advocate
95 Points

Medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir UV Lucky Well Vineyard offers aromas of charcuterie, raspberries and blackberries with accents of tangerine, potpourri and floral perfume. Medium-bodied and silky, it has concentrated, perfumed red berry fruits in the mouth with a firm, grainy frame and addicting freshness, gaining even more perfume and flesh through the long finish. Lovely! It will benefit from another 2-3 years in bottle.

Erin Brooks, July 2020
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Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard, Anderson Valley – 2017

Wine Spectator
92 Points

Lusciously spiced, with lively cherry tart and dried raspberry flavors, backed by crunchy acidity. Mocha hints emerge midpalate, leading to a finish flush with creamy richness. Drink now through 2024.

Kim Marcus, July 2020
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Chardonnay, Banfield Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

Wine Spectator
95 Points

Contoured, with a svelte structure to the pure-tasting flavors of Fuji apple, Bosc pear, peach tart and quince, layered with toasty accents. Wet stone notes show midpalate, leading to a finish that lingers with light buttery details and rich spiciness. Drink now through 2026. 357 cases made.

Kim Marcus, June 2020
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Chardonnay, U.V.-El Diablo Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

Wine Spectator
94 Points

Big, complex and rich-tasting, with ripe apple, baked pear and quince paste flavors, offering curry spice accents. Toasty notes glide across the palate on the plush, buttery finish. Drink now through 2025. 210 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 2020
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Chardonnay, Russian River Valley – 2017

Wine Spectator
91 Points

Focused, rich and full of Gala apple and ripe pear flavors, featuring concentrated buttery and oak notes. The finish lingers, revealing hints of nutmeg and allspice. Drink now through 2024. 611 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 2020
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Chardonnay, U.V.-El Diablo Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
96+ Points

A bigger, richer wine, the 2017 Chardonnay UV El Diablo Vineyard comes from a great site in the Russian River. Aged a year in one-third new French oak, its medium golden hue is followed by a Meursault-like bouquet of buttered stone fruits, Meyer lemons, flower oil, crushed rock, and toasty oak. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, it has terrific acidity, flawless balance, and depth and richness to spare. It's a stunning bottle of Chardonnay that will benefit from a year in bottle and cruise for 7-8 years or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020
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Chardonnay, Russian River Valley – 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
96 Points

The appellation 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley spent 12 months in just 20% new French oak. This medium gold-hued Chardonnay offers a beautiful nose of orchard fruits, honeyed citrus, green almonds, toasted bread, and flower oil. Rich, full-bodied, and opulent on the palate, it has subtle background oak, rocking levels of fruit and texture, good acidity, and a great finish.

Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020
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Chardonnay, Banfield Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
95+ Points

One of the large single vineyard releases, the 2017 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard comes from a site in the Russian River and was whole cluster pressed and fermented and aged 12 months in one-third new French oak. After a year, it was moved to stainless steel tanks for six months before bottling. Notes of Meyer lemons, baked apples, crushed rocks, honeyed flowers, and spice all emerge from the glass, and it's rich and full-bodied on the palate, with plenty of structure and depth as well as good acidity. More reserved and tight, it's another effort from this estate that needs a year of bottle age

Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020
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U.V. Pinot Noir, Lucky Well, Russian River Valley – 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
94 Points

A classic effort, the 2017 Pinot Noir UV Lucky Well Vineyard is another fresh, focused red from Arista that has lots of mulberry and raspberry fruit as well as notes of savory herbs, dried earth, and spice. Playing in the medium-bodied, elegant end of the spectrum, with good acidity and fine yet notable tannins, it has a core of sweet fruit but almost has a Sonoma Coast-like texture and structure. Give bottles a year or two and enjoy through 2027+.

Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020
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Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard, Anderson Valley – 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
93+

A different beast from the Russian River releases, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard comes from the Anderson Valley and is one of the fresher, more Burgundian styled wines in the lineup. It offers notes of forest floor, savory red and black fruits, flowers, and sappy herbs. Tight, vibrant, and juicy on the palate, with good acidity and silky tannins, it needs air to show at its best, and my money is on it benefiting from 2-3 years of bottle age.

Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020
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Chardonnay, Banfield Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2016

Vinous
93 Points

The 2016 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard is the most powerful of the four Arista Chardonnays, made in a distinctly phenolic, savory style. There is quite a bit of depth to the fruit, and yet the tannins are less polished than in the other wines in the range.

Antonio Galloni, May 2019
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Chardonnay, Banfield Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
92 Points

From a dry-farmed site and older vines, this wine is resplendent in white flowers, salty brine and strong flavors of melon, pineapple and sweet vanilla. With a soft integrated texture and toasted oak, crème brûlée and burnt sugar.

Virginie Boone, October 2018
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Chardonnay, Banfield Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2015

Vinous
92 Points

The 2015 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard is the most open-knit and accessible of these 2015 Chardonnays from Arista. Lush and expressive on the palate, with terrific depth, the 2015 exudes balance and class. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2015 is a bit smaller scaled and not quite as layered as the other wines in this range. Otherwise, it is impeccably done.

Antonio Galloni, April 2018
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Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2017

Wine Spectator
92 Points

Lusciously spiced, with well-structured white fruit flavors that are matched to dried mango and roasted pineapple details. The decadent finish features buttery pastry notes. Drink now through 2024. 239 cases made.

Kim Marcus, April 2020
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