Lot 36 | 2018 Sonoma "Altitude" Chardonnay 750ml

Lot 36 | 2018 Sonoma "Altitude" Chardonnay 750ml

$55/bottle under the original label

Back up the Mayacamas we go. Retailing for over $50 a bottle and sporting several low-to-mid-90's scores from the critics critics, this high-altitude-grown Chardonnay is a spectacular example of beautiful fruit lovingly draped over mountain structure. There are very limited quantities so act fast.

Rich and complex on the nose with ripe florals, spicy apple custard and honeyed citrus sitting atop a distinctive Bartlett pear note. Nicely rounded and mouth-filling on the palate with what appears to be a signature oiliness similar to the Viognier (if which, there are 19 cases left as of this writing), but with ample tension that perfectly integrates the rich fruit viscosity and vibrant acidity. Booyah.

approx. 20% new French oak
14.1% alc.
Bottled August 17th, 2020

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