Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
This version of the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay contains pieces of all of the single vineyard wines plus Riddle Vineyard as its base. The racy character of the wine gives you an insight into the overall vintage character on the coast. Here the expression specifically is wet stones, lime blossom, green apple and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. The wine is focused, pure and precise. With 0% new oak and no lees stirring, there's nothing to get in the way of the fruit.
Rivers-Marie is dedicated to producing single variety wines made to reflect the vineyard and vintage from which they came. Owned by Thomas Rivers Brown and Genevieve Marie Welsh, Rivers-Maries has a small but growing Chardonnay program, including two single vineyard designates (B. Thieriot & Joy Road) as well as a Sonoma Coast appellation bottling.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
VinousThe 2018 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is such a beautiful wine. Pliant and creamy, the 2018 offers a striking interplay of vibrancy and fruit depth. Apricot, mint, dried flowers and light tropical inflections add myriad shades of complexity to this striking, expressive appellation-level Chardonnay. The 2018 is a blend of fruit mostly from Riddle and Thieriot.