Reviewed on 2019-02-21
By
Rating 91
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.5%
Price $38.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Date Night, Host/Hostess Gifting, Sipping Without Food, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc , Ribolla Gialla

Fort Ross Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016 Review

What makes this wine interesting is the vineyards where the grapes come from are on the edge of the Sonoma coast, taking in all the pacific breeze as well as benefiting from elevation. The result is an expressive chardonnay unique to others nearby. The nose leads with notes of peach and apricot along with some lemon and tangerine. As the wine breathes in the glass kiwi and mint waft up under a layer of acacia and a skosh of dried coconut. All these aromas can exist in harmony because of the bracing acidity from the coastal influences, as well restraint in the oak department, which imparts a whisper of hazelnut. No wonder they call the AVA Seaview.

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Fort Ross Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016
What makes this wine interesting is the vineyards where the grapes come from are on the edge of the Sonoma coast, taking in all the pacific breeze as well as benefiting from elevation. The result is an expressive chardonnay unique to others nearby. The nose leads with notes of peach and apricot along with some lemon and tangerine. As the wine breathes in the glass kiwi and mint waft up under a layer of acacia and a skosh of dried coconut. All these aromas can exist in harmony because of the bracing acidity from the coastal influences, as well restraint in the oak department, which imparts a whisper of hazelnut. No wonder they call the AVA Seaview.

Reviewed On: 02-21-2019
91
POINTS
Fort Ross Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016
What makes this wine interesting is the vineyards where the grapes come from are on the edge of the Sonoma coast, taking in all the pacific breeze as well as benefiting from elevation. The result is an expressive chardonnay unique to others nearby. The nose leads with notes of peach and apricot along with some lemon and tangerine. As the wine breathes in the glass kiwi and mint waft up under a layer of acacia and a skosh of dried coconut. All these aromas can exist in harmony because of the bracing acidity from the coastal influences, as well restraint in the oak department, which imparts a whisper of hazelnut. No wonder they call the AVA Seaview.

Reviewed On: 02-21-2019