The Hilt Estate Chardonnay

California, United States   |  2018
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HIES-CHAR-2018
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The Hilt was founded in 2008 and is now owned by Stan Kroenke whose properties include Screaming Eagle and Bonneau du Martray. Run by winemaker Matt Dees, who actually turned down the top job at Screaming Eagle, it is a project he has overseen for many years and the wines just keep getting better and better. Situated in the Santa Rita Hills, the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean keeps acidity in check and is the perfect climate for growing both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which ripen to near perfect. When in the hands of Dees, the resulting wine is truly magnificent.

"The 2018 Chardonnay Estate is soft, open-knit and inviting. Light tropical accents add character to the orchard fruit flavors in this attractive, mid-weight offering. The 2018 finishes with superb persistence, impeccable balance and brilliant saline notes that knit all the elements together. This is such a classy, polished wine." 92 points, Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com

"Starting with the appellation 2018 Chardonnay Estate, this wine has a vivid gold hue as well as classy notes of sliced apple, nectarines, and honeyed flowers, with just a hint of salinity and minerality. It's elegant, beautifully balanced, and has a great finish, all while staying in the more vibrant, fresh style of this estate." 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck www.jebdunnuck.com

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  Custom Stock StatusPre-Order
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage2018
  CountryUnited States
  RegionCalifornia
  Wine TypeRed wines

SOMMELIER SELECTION, ‘LAST FEW’ AND GIFTS
These lovely wines and gifts are stored in our cellar in Clapham, ready for immediate dispatch (and drinking)! If we have less than 12 bottles, the display will show the number available today. If you’d like more than the number shown, or it’s shown as ‘Out of Stock’ / ‘Email to order’, just call us or drop us an email to confirm your order and delivery schedule, as our winemakers send us fresh stocks frequently.

'Express Delivery' (Free Next Day Delivery) is available for orders over £75 placed before 1pm Monday to Thursday. Orders over £75 but placed after 1pm will still benefit from 'Fast & Free Delivery', and will revert to an estimated 1-3 working days. For orders under £75, 'Fast Delivery' is charged at £12.50, arriving in an estimated 1-3 working days.

London Same Day Delivery is available to most London postcodes as listed in our T&Cs, if ordered by 11am Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). For orders over £75 London Same Day, delivery is charged at £15. For orders under £75 London Same Day, delivery is charged at £27.50. If ordered after 11am, you will receive your order on the next working day. We may be able to organise a speedy courier for you, so please call or email us if you have special requests. What a great way to get that wine to your office or home for the evening!

Saturday Delivery costs £30. This option is available to all UK mainland postcodes for orders placed between 1pm on Thursday and 1pm on Friday. This is optional at checkout, to be chosen in place of our standard 1 – 3 working day service. If you specifically need to place an order for Saturday delivery outside of the above times, please contact us at orders@honestgrapes.co.uk and we will see if we can arrange this for you.

CLUB OFFERS
Our Club Offers may take longer to ship, as we collect all of our members’ orders together before ordering them from the winemaker. The expected delivery timelines for each product should be specified on the product page. Otherwise, please contact us for the information. Deliveries for most Club Offers, including En Primeur deliveries are charged at £15 per order. For more information about In Bond wines, click here.

GROWER LIST
Deliveries for the wines on our Grower List cost £25, and can take 2-3 weeks. Please let us know if you have an urgent request and we’ll do our best to help.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
International deliveries are subject to international delivery fees specific for each country, which will be added at checkout based on the country of your delivery address. If you are shipping to outside of Europe, and to find out more about International Delivery fees please email info@honestgrapes.co.uk.