Addax AK Cuvée Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
This best-barrel blend of two Sonoma vineyards takes the rich and powerful fruit from the Ritchie Vineyard and elevates it with the refreshing and aromatic fruit of the Rued Vineyard. Deeply flavored Pippin apple and Anjou pear with top notes of passion fruit and Cara Cara orange. A meticulously refined palate with a refreshing, mineral-tinged and lengthy finish.
The 2019 Chardonnay AK Cuvee is winemaker Russell Bevan's barrel selection blend of roughly three barrels of Ritchie vineyard and two barrels of Rued vineyard. It prances out of the glass with showy notes of fresh apricots, nutmeg and mandarin peel, over a core of pear tart, shaved ginger and beeswax. The full-bodied, concentrated palate is full-on opulent, featuring layers of satin-textured stone fruit and baking spice flavors, finishing with epic length. So. Good.