2017 Wayfarer Vineyard Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview

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Great wine starts in the vineyard, in this case a well-tended site in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. The Wine Advocate notes that it opens with an “intense nose of pineapple, guava and ginger with honeysuckle, marzipan, cashews and brioche. The medium-bodied palate is incredibly taut for such a gregarious nose with wonderful tension framing the pronounced tropical flavors beautifully, finishing with lingering savory notes and a gorgeous creamy texture.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Bibiana González Rave
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 58% new
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Sub-Appellation:
Fort Ross-Seaview
Vineyard:
Wayfarer
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1041699
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard comes from a handful of clones and saw 65% new barrels. It's a riveting Chardonnay that offers notes of caramelized citrus, honeysuckle, toasted brioche, and scorched earth. Rich, medium to full-bodied, with bright acidity, this beautiful, layered, elegant wine builds with time in the glass. Elegance and purity are the buzzwords, but it has depth and length.

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Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard has pure scents of yellow apple, Meyer lemon and white peach, accented by crème fraîche, crushed stone, fresh hay and almonds with nuances of nutmeg and toast. Medium-bodied and creamy textured, it explodes with expansive flavor layers, with wonderful texture to counter the bright, juicy acidity and a long, honeyed finish. I can't wait to taste this after another year or two in bottle! 800 cases produced.