2018 Chardonnay Horizontal 3-Pack
Featuring our 2018 Mother of Pearl, 2018 "FRV", and 2018 Bicentennial Chardonnays, this set expresses the signature minerality and quality of our fruit in three distinct styles.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Dark gold in color, with a buttery creaminess, this wine is richly delicious in pear, baked lemon and a mix of baking and Asian spice. Oyster-shell-like texture adds minerality and a taste of the vineyard, so close as it is to the ocean. - Virginie Boone, August 2021.
92 Points – Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chardonnay Estate has a restrained nose of baker's yeast, Bosc pears, hay and acacia with a nutty undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate is savory with opposing tanginess and a refreshing finish.
This small-lot production Chardonnay was first crafted to commemorate the 1812 – 2012 Bicentennial of the old Russian Settlement of Fort Ross on the Sonoma Coast - this was the site of the first grape plantings in all of Sonoma County. Layers of Honeycrisp apple, lemon curd and autumnal pear evolve on the rich palate, which is extended by mouthwatering acidity and the Fort Ross Vineyard cool coastal minerality.