92 Points

2018 WALT Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

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Critic Review
92
Points
Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone
"Demure and focused, this wine is opulently textured in creamy vanilla and pear. A thread of pineapple weaves through the midpalate, nuanced in oak and balanced in weight. Throughout, an effusive nose of apple and orange blossom permeate."
90 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"The appellation 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast comes from a mix of Bob's Ranch and Sangiacomo vineyard fruit and spent 15 months in 30% new French oak. It's slightly softer and more forward, yet still has terrific apple and spiced orange fruit, a kiss of background oak, medium-bodied richness, and a great finish."
92
Points

Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard
Characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean;
Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and
morning fog define this cool climate site

Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright
afternoon sunshine

Petaluma Wind Gap
Creates a unique micro-climate within
the appellation, producing distinctive
Pinot Noir

Sandy, Well-draining Soils
Stresses vines into producing grapes of full
varietal intensity

43 Vineyard Blocks on 72 Acres
With an array of clones and field selections,
this ranch produces complex and delicious wines

Our 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with vibrant aromas of ripe lemon, fresh cream, slate, and subtle, spicy oak. The palate is broad and flavorful, with a rich and layered finish that is balanced by racy minerality. The unique mix of heritage and clonal selections brings depth and nuance to this lively blend.

  • Lemon
  • Slate
  • Oak
  • Minerality
More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Chardonnay
Barrel Aging15 Months in 30% New French Oak (François Frères)
AppellationSonoma Coast
VineyardBob's Ranch & Sangiacomo Vineyards
Vintage NotesFollowing a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
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