This limited release Cabernet Sauvignon has been crafted from fruit grown on vines over 40 years old on the family estate at Stonewell. Good wine encapsulated the integrity, skill and passion of both the winegrower and winemaker, Troy Kalleske. Red Nectar now exists as an integration of this friendship and the family viticultural tradition.
Decanter World Wine Awards: Bronze 2017
90 Points - Luis Gutierezz (erobertparker.com)
The just-bottled, screw-capped 2016 Felino Chardonnay was quite impressive. It's now produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Valle de Uco and was cropped from an unusual wet and cold growing season. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with full malolactic, with 15% of the volume put into neutral French oak barrels and bottled seven months after the harvest. It's very fresh and varietal, with a nose that mixes white flowers and fruit and a balsamic twist. The palate is fresh and sharp, elegant with very clean flavors, showcasing the minerality of the soils. Is this the finest Felino Chardonnay to date?