The cellar-worth 2018 Chardonnay from Gap’s Crown Vineyard makes good on every promise. This is a rich, textured Chardonnay with notes of honey laced fruit, chamomile, and buttered toast. This complex, nuanced Chardonnay is quickly disappearing into personal collections. We suggest you call your scout today if you hope to secure a bottle of your own.
By any and all measures, this is an exciting Chardonnay that is as vibrant as it is wonderfully deep in precise, optimally ripened, varietal fruit, and, despite the fact that it is yet marked by a bit of youthful restraint, its certain promise of developing complexity is indelible. It is a wine of great volume, and it is hard to imagine that it could be any better balanced than it is. While there are many tasty Chardonnays that are sure to age well, there are also a definitively collectable few such as this that, in no uncertain terms, beg for time in the cellar. This one’s future is so very bright that we cannot urge for upwards of a half-decade of patience strongly enough. It is that good.
Moving to the three Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay Gap's Crown Vineyard comes from a remarkable site on the Sonoma Coast and has a rich, textured style as well as classy notes of honeyed orchard fruits, chamomile, buttered lemons, and toasted bread. There's always an exotic edge in the Chardonnays from this site, and this is a complex, subtle, nuanced Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming 5-7 years.