FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit - "Splendidly opulent"
Black Stallion are a family-owned winery in Napa Valley, California where they have been producing premium wines for nearly 100 years. The winery has also been named Winery of The Year 2023 by Wine Enthusiast. Fruit from two different growing regions was used to create this 2020 chardonnay release which is beautifully balanced and melds bright, fresh acidity with soft vanilla notes from time in French oak. The palate is plush and full-bodied with notes of citrus and toasty stonefruit. A powerful wine.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Splendidly opulent and complex with grilled stone fruit, roasted fig, cedary oak, nougat and butterscotch aromas, it's concentrated and plush in the mouth displaying outstanding weight and persistency. Lavish yet refined and harmonious with an impressively long creamy finish."