Lot 718 | 2018 Russian River Valley
A classic Russian River Valley Chardonnay from one of the region's storied estates.
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- Russian River Valley
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2023
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Always in the conversation when it comes to America’s preeminent winegrowing regions, the Russian River Valley is familiar to wine aficionados worldwide for producing some of the best grapes in the country. Cool ocean breezes and fog come in abundance from the nearby Pacific, helping the fruit develop exceptional flavor maturity. Anchored by a rare type of soil formed by an ancient sandstone seabed, there’s just no place quite like it.
Lot 718 comes to us from one of the most storied names in the region, produced by an estate with almost a century of family history working the local soils. Meticulously farmed, harvested in the cool of night, and crafted by winemaking talent whose career tour of duty includes iconic vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma, this is a classic Russian River Valley Chard. Available here for less than half its original tasting room price!
Very good Chard
A little lighter but still crisp and full flavored. Enjoyed it with a chicken and Parmesan Sauce dish. Also worked well with our peaches and ice cream dessert.
White to woo
From my favorite region, this chard is delightful with flavor to please, not overwhelm. Enjoy!
I loved this Chardonnay. It has fruitiness and a little butter. It’s not big and heavy, and yet it lingers ever so nicely. For me, it was a perfect Chardonnay. I had it with a Greek salad and homemade hummus. I also drank it on its own for a cocktail hour and simply loved it.
Tasty solo or with food
Enjoyed this one with a rich chicken dish with mustard/dill sauce, and then again the next day all by itself. Stands up nicely to rich/salty foods. Not sure I’ll buy more at $18 but glad to try it once in my club shipment.
Great all round wine
Really enjoyed this wine. Had on a hot Texas evening with cheese and crackers. The only regret I had is it was not in a 1.75 liter bottle. Also was saddened by finding my daughter having the majority of this bottle. Found the flavor of several fruits tantalizing my taste buds.
Good but not my all-time favorite.
Initially I didn’t care for this Chardonnay but as it warmed up in the glass it got much more approachable. Hints of apple and apricot but definitely don’t over chill this one.
Well Balanced Chard with Some Zip
Enjoyed this wine on a hot summer day. Wonderful bouquet. Not too tannic or acidic like some Chards I've had. Long finish. A good value for the price.
Too light for my taste
I had high hopes for this, but was disappointed. I like old-school buttery oakey Chards, and was hoping for that here. Instead, while I picked up a bit of that, it seemed really light overall. Rare that I'm disappointed in a CH bottle, but there you go.
My wife and I really enjoyed this bottle! Such great value!!