Lot 904 Sonoma Chardonnay pours a rich, golden color in the glass, giving way to explosive aromas of lemon meringue, white flowers, and toasty oak. On the palate, soft and silky fruit flows in waves of yellow peaches, green apples, nectarines, and apricots drizzled in honey. Polished through and through this is a seductive Chardonnay with plenty of tangy acidity to keep everything fresh and lively while satisfying your craving for a ripe, oak-kissed Chardonnay raised under the warm California sun.
If you were to blind taste today’s release, you might think you were sipping something from Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, or even Chassagne-Montrachet. However, this beautifully crafted old-world expression of Chardonnay actually comes to us from a storied estate right here in Northern California.
Lot 904 2020 Sonoma County Chardonnay was sourced from a legendary producer that has been crafting world-class Chardonnay along the Russian River for decades. The maritime influence of the nearby Pacific imparts a Mediterranean climate to the region, tempering the warm, sun-filled days with cooler, foggy mornings and evenings, allowing the fruit to reach peak ripeness while preserving its natural acidity. The result is a balance between power-packed flavor and palate-pleasing freshness, yours today for only $16.
Watch as Katy Long from The Tasting Panel, Director of International Wines for VWE walks us through a tasting.