Lot 570 2015 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Lot 570
2015 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

The 2015 follow-up to our most expensive-ever Chardonnay.
My first impression of this wine was just that: crystalline purity. The quality here, the sense of effortless class, is beguiling. The classic Burgundian combo of lemon oil, rock and blossom peek from behind an apple and honey core. Tight on entry with a sappy, lip-smacking core of energized orchard fruit slathered on a a powerful mineral beam that finishes epically long, pure, if tightly wound, finish. This wine will flesh out beautifully over the next couple of years and over the next 10-15. For those of you with the patience, possibly our finest Chardonnay to date.
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The 2015 vintage offering from the same producer as Lot 569.

World class, single vineyard designate Chardonnay shiners sourced from one of the Russian River Valley’s iconic vineyards, barrel fermented in a combination of 100% new French oak of the highest order and cement eggs, then aged for 16 months. Tasting room per-bottle price of $65.

For those of you interested in a perfectly aged example of California Chardonnay winemaking at the absolute highest level, I can think of no finer opportunity to have a taste. A Russian River Valley Chardonnay from a top estate with perfect, direct-from-the-cellar provenance.