Taft Street 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Taft Street 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Item Number: 14418

UPC: 0-089010120328

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Russian River Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1

Winemaking Notes: 85% of the Chardonnay was barrel fermented in 100% Damy French Oak barrels. The wine was aged nine months sur lie and 3% of the barrel fermented wine underwent malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes With a bright nose of pear and lemon, this Chardonnay highlights fruit-forward flavors of honeysuckle and apple. The French Oak and partial malolactic fermentation add a delightfully creamy combination of toasted almond and creme brulee. The result is a bright, fruit-forward wine with a long enjoyable finish.

Vintage Notes: "The 2018 vintage was nearly ideal, with mostly moderate temperatures and an extended harvest that resulted in concentrated flavors backed by crunchy acidity." - Wine Spectator 8/2020