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RIVERS-MARIE Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2019 Case x 12 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE

White Still Wine | America | North Coast | 75cl

£420.00

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Pre-Release Wine

Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: America
Region: North Coast
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Chardonnay

Description

Like its Pinot Noir counterpart, the 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay comes entirely from Riddle Vineyard in Occidental. We purchase all the Chardonnay (and most of the Pinot) Jim Riddle grows at his 10 acre site. In the past, it has always needed a few barrels of the other vineyards to present a complete wine. Here the combination of vine maturity and clonal selection have elevated this wine to nearly the same level as the single vineyard wines in this mailer. Planted 100% to the Wente clone, Riddle produces tiny berries full of citrus, mineral and white pepper notes.

It also produces wines with enormous amounts of dry extract giving this wine a very broad but dense mouth feel. The dry finish comes up in the form of chalk and mint with a little white peach and honeysuckle creeping in to round out the finish. - Thomas Rivers Brown and Genevieve Marie Welsh

JANCIS ROBINSON 16 +
Drink: 2021 - 2025
"Like its Pinot Noir counterpart, the 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay comes entirely from Riddle Vineyard in Occidental. Rivers-Marie purchase all the Chardonnay (and most of the Pinot) Jim Riddle grows at his 10-acre site, all planted to the Wente clone. In the past, it has always needed a few barrels of the other vineyards to present a complete wine. In the 2019 Rivers-Brown thinks the combination of vine maturity and clonal selection have elevated the wine to nearly the same level as his single-vineyard wines. Easy-peasy slightly popcorn nose. A streak of green vegetation – a less distinctive Chardonnay than some."