This delightful wine is a great introduction to our Chardonnay program. A medley of vineyards from three Sonoma Coast parcels and two Russian River Valley blocks, it has both clone 4 and Wente to make a dynamic and magical wine. The nose opens with shaved almonds, white flowers and brioche. Flavors of Clementine and spice add to driving acidity and a delicious mouthfeel.
Moving to the Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a terrific appellation wine that does everything right. Buttered stone fruits, toasted almonds, brioche, and honeysuckle notes all emerge from the glass, and this puppy is medium to full-bodied, has bright yet integrated acidity, and delivers a clean, lengthy finish. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 93 pts.
Earthy with a touch of intriguing funk, this wine has youthful intensity and power, with salty mineral components and hints of dried herb. The fruit is a mix of stone and tropical, with supportive waves of toasted oak.
- Wine Enthusiast, 90 pts.