2017 Encosta Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Extremely fragrant and complex, the 2017 Encosta Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with ripe d’anjou pear, almond tart, and orange blossom. Time in the glass reveals slightly richer qualities of fresh apple pie filling, lemon curd, pastry dough and white flowers - all pulled and pushed vertically through the spectrum.
Cool and mineral-laced in the mouth, the palate is electric arcs of pomelo fruit, quince jam, green mango and honeysuckle. Extremely fine and chalky acidity weaves through the Chablis-like texture for nearly a minute; the perfect picture of the elegance and finesse that typifies the Sonoma Coast.
Rodgers Creek | Ritchie Vineyard