We swooned for the purity and depth of the 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. It's comprised of some really serious vineyards like Gap's Crown, Dutton Ranch and Durell. Sonoma also had such a great harvest in that low-yielding drought year, and it shows in wines like this.
The pricing on this gorgeous Chardonnay is the lowest in the United States. Why pay $60 and up for Chardonnay of this caliber, from the same prestigious vineyards, when you can lay in a case of this beauty for under $375?
Leading off the two Chardonnay, the 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast reveals a medium gold color as well as rich, Burgundian notes of sautéed orchard fruits, flower oil, toasted almonds, and white flowers. Nicely balanced, with building richness and good acidity, it's a textbook, high-quality Sonoma Coast Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years.WE90
Tight, tart layers of stone fruit and apple highlight an increasingly soft, appealing midpalate. It shows integrated oak, tannin and weight for a highly appealing result.WA89
The 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast was aged on the lees in 32% new oak with weekly bâtonnage. It opens with pure aromatics of apple and pear fruit, accents of lemon pith and grapefruit, plus notes of white peach, dried chamomile, toast and wet stone. It's light to medium-bodied, intense and refreshing in the mouth, with a pure fruit profile and straightforward finish. I appreciate the purity and freshness of this well-made wine.WS89
Red peach and dried apricot flavors blend easily in this fresh style, with spicy notes. Cream and vanilla details emerge on the plush finish. Drink now through 2021. 18,375 cases made.