Taft Street 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Item Number: 14418
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Russian River Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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