Coastview Chardonnay Mini-Vertical

Coastview Chardonnay Mini-Vertical

Coastview Chardonnay Mini-Vertical

Enjoy a 3 bottle vertical of our Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay; 2018, 2017 & 2016.

We source our Coastview Chardonnay from two sets of terraces which face North and North East. We feel this aspect is optimal in this high elevation vineyard where the sun can shine intensely and we like to see the fruit ripen gradually. We have also noticed that as a result of underlying differences in the soils, these blocks each produce unique signatures of Chardonnay with the North-facing terraces having more weight and depth, while the East-facing terraces bring intense varietal character and floral notes.

2018: This vintage of Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay is a beautiful lens into the decomposed granite/quartzite and limestone soils of this mountain top vineyard. The color is a brilliant pale straw. The nose is delicate and haunting with notes of citrus, (lemon zest, Meyer lemon skin) and floral notes. And then there is an underlying thread of crushed rocks. The mid palate of this wine rocks, literally and figuratively. Crisp acidity carries the dense structure of this wine across the palate and finishes long with sustained creamy, and fresh lemony, notes. We strive to keep new oak well in the background through choice of barrels, toast and limited percentage we use each vintage, and in this vintage we happily achieved a very transparent result with little to no discernible oak influence. 94pts- Antonio Galloni, Vinous; 93pts- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast; 93pts- Jeb Dunnuck\n\n2017: This is a vintage of the Coastview Chardonnay that expresses the terrior with beautiful purity and precision. The pale straw color is the first indication. On the nose, delicate floral aromatics mingle with hints of marzipan, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is intense and mouth filling on the entry, unfolding to reveal a dense mid palate and a long, long finish that gives one a chance to contemplate the delicate and beautiful character of this wine. This is a wine with impeccable balance - beautiful creamy mouthfeel, brilliant acidity that keeps it fresh, and complex and nuanced flavors on the palate. 94 pts- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast; 94 pts- Jamie Goode- Wine Anorak; 91 pts- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2016: The 2016 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay is very aromatic with a cornucopia of white stone fruits, palm fruit, citrus with marzipan, crushed rocks and hints of reduction which bring to mind classic top end white burgundy. It is mouth filling with a beautiful balance of acidity and tannins which carries the finish long. Each of the notes perceived on the nose carries through to the palate. With each successive year, we are fine tuning how we make this wine as we strive to be more transparent to the vineyard to really let it sing. We feel this is probably our best effort to find its way to your glass so far. 93 Points- Antonio Galloni/Vinous 92 Points- Jeb Dunnuck

3 bottle vertical $174