Lot 367 | 2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay 750ml


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV. 

Wine Details & Tasting Notes

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.

Same vintage as Lot 247 and 258, 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 $35-40/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.

Pale yellow in the glass, this wine features a beautifully fresh and perfumed bouquet of lemongrass and lemon blossom underpinned with peaches and creme brulee. Lightly toasty and a little hazelnut comes on with air. Silky smooth on the palate and perfectly balanced with peach and vanilla and caramel flavors riding pretty, lemony minerality to a long, juicy finish that echoes with excellent persistence and purity. The oak is beautifully integrated throughout with classic Russian River Valley mineral providing energy and verve throughout.

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