Lot 273 | 2018 Green Valley of the 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

Lot 273 is part of a collection of shiners originally intended for another brand and another sales channel that I simply haven't gotten around to launching. Positioned for a much higher price point, these wines represent the best of the Lots that I sourced during the Summer 2020, just prior to the Napa fires.

It was to be priced in the $25-$30 range under my other label but sells for well-over $50/bottle under it original label and has multiple mid-90's scores from the major critics.

Classic, sophisticated, California-meets-Burgundy styling. This is an intricate, lush-yet-electric, perfectly-balanced wine that will convert just about any Chardonnay-skeptic. Produced from fruit sourced from the legendary Rued Vineyard (Rued is not the producer) and its interesting clonal mix of Old Wente and "chardonnay musque", this 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay combines lushness and freshness with high-toned fruit aromas and exceptional mouthfeel. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Medium-deep straw in the glass. Crystalline and energetic on the nose with pretty orange blossom haloing tangerine, apricot, and kiwi fruit enriched with with lemon oil and hazelnut. Yin-yang gorgeous with fantastic sucosité on the palate with lychee, juicy tropical fruit leading to a complex, nervy, brilliant midpalate that explodes with mouthwatering meyer lemon, tangerine and Asian pear haloed with lingering layers of hazelnut and honeysuckle blossom. Tremendous persistence. Dyno-mite!

100% Chardonnay, 100% single-vineyard Green Valley of the Russian River Valley
100% Barrel-fermented, 50% new French oak
13.9% alc.
Bottled November 2020.

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