Satisfying aromas of candied apple, honey and basil leaf follow through to a full body that’s bright and formed with beautiful fruit and underlying freshness and savoriness. Just a hint of cream and blanched almond. Lemon curd. Juicy finish. Complete. Half fermented in concrete and rest in large barrels.
James Suckling 95 Points
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
Robert Parker 90 Points
SIXTO, the Chardonnay-only label from Charles Smith and Brennon Leighton. Inspired by the story of musician Sixto Rodriguez (featured in the acclaimed documentary “Searching for Sugar Man”), Charles similarly wanted to resurrect something that was always great, but was waiting to be rediscovered as in the old Chardonnay vines in Washington State. Being the sixth label that Charles has created (sextus translates to “sixth” in Latin), the name SIXTO was a perfect fit.