With a diverse range of aromatics, it's the citrus and tropical fruit that stand out. Hints of fresh green apple linger as it opens. The toast and spice components are in the early stages of reaching full integration. There are emerging elements of a creme brûlée-like richness on the palate, surrounded by a silky acid matrix. It is showing zesty lemon and fresh pear with a center core of tropical white fruit and sweet tangerine.... View More
This winery has a good track record for producing rich, opulent Chardonnays. The cool 2010 vintage was
beneficial, yielding a low alcohol wine with extraordinary rich tropical fruit flavors and bright, graceful
acidity. It saw a majority of new French oak, lending it a note of buttered toast, but the underlying
wine is so big, it easily handles that weight.
Sonoma Coast Vineyards produces handcrafted wines from the Extreme Sonoma Coast, a unique cold-climate growing area west of the Russian River Valley, a mere five miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the far western reaches of the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The potential for this region to produce wines of exceptional depth and complexity inspired founders John and Barbara Drady to join forces with acclaimed winemaker Anthony Austin and introduce their first vintage in 2002. Low... View More