2018 Stone Flat Vineyard ChardonnayJoin To Purchase
The 2018 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard comes from a site just 30 feet from the Durell Vineyard, yet this cuvée emerges all from the 420a rootstock, which has less potassium uptake and generally yields a lower pH, slightly more acidic wine. This 2018 offers a more perfumed, pretty bouquet of lemon zest, honeysuckle, white flowers, and a terrific sense of minerality. Playing in the more medium-bodied end of the spectrum, it has a great mid-palate, concentrated fruit, bright acidity, and a classy, lengthy finish. It's a stunner that's going to evolve for 10-15 years.
Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard is delicate on the nose, slowly revealing singular scents of lemon blossoms, white peaches, oyster shell and fresh herbs with a honey-nut undercurrent. The palate is equally delineated and pure but concentrated, offering flinty, citrus-laced fruits with an energetic acidic spine and long, minerally finish.