Chardonnay Lovers: its time to back up the truck!
I'll be honest, I bought this for a song; however, I am passing the savings along to you.
The winery was a little backed up and had the wine stored offsite. The offsite location needed it out and the winery offered us a hot price to make it go away. Pretty much the same way we got our hands on Lot 239, actually. Same vintage as well, 2018, but the wine has been stored perfectly.
The producer is a small Russian River boutique winery that sells primarily though its tasting room/mailing list and on-premise restaurant accounts so, like most small producers with $40/bottle Chardonnay, they got a little backed up during COVID shutdowns.
With it's California "sunshine in a glass" styling, this gorgeous wine is a right-up-the-middle rendition of Russian River Valley Chardonnay, bringing purity as well as richness from partial malolactic fermentation and well-integrated barrel support - it perfectly threads the needle between rich, ripe and complex elegance.
Trust me folks, this is top-quality, first-run RRV Chardonnay and it will have hugely broad appeal.
Only $139/case DELIVERED!
Elegant and luscious on the palate, with a beautifully complex bouquet of toasted vanilla, flint, Pomelo, and Meyer lemon cream. The wine complexes in beautiful layers on the mid-palate and melts in a mouth-watering crescendo, ultimately carrying a honeyed beam of minerality through the finish with a retronasal halo of crème brulee. Dyn-o-mite!
100% 2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
35% new French oak, medium plus toast 14.5% alc. 600 cases available Bottled April 28th, 2022