2 x 95 Point Superb Chardonnay by Ehren Jordan

Failla 2018 Chardonnay “Platt” Sonoma Coast
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Vinous 95 Points: “ The 2018 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard shows just how magical this site is. Bright, lifted and wonderfully deep, the Platt has so much to offer. Green pear, mint, white flowers and sage open up in the glass, but it is the wine’s balance and exquisite harmony that elevate it into the realm of the truly sublime. A wine of crystalline tension and beauty, the Platt is impeccably refined from start to finish. Superb.”

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “Just as good, the 2018 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard, from a site in the Sonoma Coast, saw a similar élevage, spending 11 months in 15% new French oak. Rocking white peach, white currants, citrus, and floral notes all emerge from the glass, and while the Estate Vineyard is more mineral and savory, this leans more on its fruit and is medium to full-bodied, with wonderful purity, bright acidity, and a great finish. It’s another beautiful Chardonnay from this team.”

Winery Notes: “The Platt Vineyard is located in the western hills near Sebastopol, covering 31 acres ranging from 425-800 feet of elevation, and only five miles from the Pacific coastline. The climate is relatively mild, with cool marine weather passing through the region on its way to the Sacramento Delta. Fine, Goldridge sandy loams dominate the soil structure of the site’s southwestern-facing slope for Chardonnay vines to grow upon. The wine undergoes native yeast fermentation before full malolactic fermentation. The wine is left “sur-lie” for eleven months and aged in a combination of roughly 15% new French oak and 20% concrete egg. The wine was bottled without fining or filtering. Aromatically the wine has notes of barely bruised yellow apples, and a kiss of salinity. On the palate, there are flavors of fresh white peaches, candied lemon zest, as well as a full body that is balanced by a finishing note of bright acidity.“

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