Fort Ross Fort Ross-Seaview Fort Ross Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 - The Grape Tray
Fort Ross Fort Ross-Seaview Fort Ross Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
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Fort Ross Fort Ross-Seaview Fort Ross Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

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750ml
$37.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Fort Ross
Alcohol/vol 13%

Winery Notes:

The hazy yellow hue is evidence of subtle stirring of the lees and bottling without fining or filtration. The rounded, rich mouthfeel is intertwined with the crisp acidity and stony minerality that is an expression of the high elevation and cool coastal climate. Pretty floral aromas of lemon blossom, chamomile and honeysuckle are balanced by hints of toasted hazelnut and honeycomb. On the palate Bartlett pear, golden delicious apples are layered with subtle baking spices, that linger through the long, full finish. This well-integrated and finely-structured Chardonnay will continue to evolve for many years.

Wine Spectator
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Powerful, with savory richness to the mix of intense fresh cut apple and pear flavors. Crunchy acidity fills the finish, which features buttery hints to dried sage and tarragon accents. Drink now through 2025. 608 cases made.

Kim Marcus, December 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Robust in oak with a light touch of acidity, this estate-grown white is coastal in character, with firm supple tannin and a lasting freshness. Brioche, pineapple and toasted hazelnut combine around a rich note of honey.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
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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. 608 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, August 13, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The base 2018 Chardonnay Fort Ross Vineyard is impressive, offering lots of honeyed orchard fruits and white currant fruits as well as some spice and brioche aromas and flavors. It's rich, medium-bodied, balanced, and simply an outstanding effort to enjoy over the coming 2-4 years.

May 21, 2020