Sixteen by Twenty Winery gets its name from an artist’s most common canvas size used for oil paintings because the dimensions create an ideal balance for displaying their artwork. As artists, owners David and Karen Dunphy apply this balance philosophy to every wine they produce.

The vineyard team is hands-on in the vineyards, individually positioning each vine shoot, removing unhealthy or damaged clusters, and ultimately harvesting by hand for utmost quality fruit. The Sonoma Coast AVA is their favorite region for Chardonnay because of the oceanic influence that gives a distinct minerality, ripe fruits, and fresh acidity. The 2018 vintage is noticeably softer and more elegant than previous vintages and celebrates the unique personality of the vineyards, displayed brilliantly.



Tasting Panel Notes, “The 2018 Sixteen by Twenty Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has inviting aromas of acacia blossoms, peach, passion fruit, butterscotch, sweet baking spices, and wet stones. On the palate, the wine is rich and creamy in texture with flavors of apricot, melon, vanilla cream sauce, and honeycomb. The pronounced flavors are balanced by bright acidity that promotes a long-lasting finish…

Extended VIP notes: if you are looking for a Big Beautiful Buttery Chardonnay from California, this is for you! It was originally created and made by Winemaker Paul Hobbs – It’s creamy, succulent and delicious! With a VIP Exclusive; this is one of those Very Special Chardonnays and Wines that we Only recommend to those seeking the Best Chardonnay in the World at an awesome Every Day Value… Imagine biting into a perfectly ripe pear covered in caramel, and then dipped in butter! Hints of Pineapple and Key Lime Pie linger on the finish, and each sip seamlessly brings a smile as you taste – it’s really good juice my friends!  ” CALIHIWINES 95+ POINTS

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