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
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- 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!
Great summer wine
Enjoyed this wine while sitting on porch watching the world go by. Had a light fruit taste that did not linger unnecessarily on the tongue.
Well balanced chard
This is a very good chardonnay for the price. Get hints of butter and lemon on the nose. The beauty to me of this wine is the fine balance of minerality with nice citrus tones and then the finish lingers and goes a little bit on the buttery side. Very refreshing.
Gorgeous. Manages to toe the line between big Napa chard and the sophisticated crystal quality of a higher end Sonoma. Sharp, nuanced, perfect.
Lighter chard than we expected from the Russian River. Great for sipping on the deck in the summer. More citrus than butter.
On The Spectrum
I expect to pay a bit more for Russian River, so the higher price point doesn't surprise me. With chardonnays, I am always trying to find those that fall between France's bright minerality and Napa's dominant fruit and oak. The 718 does a good job of bringing those worlds together, and I will get a few more bottles to enjoy. I'd love to know who the grower is, but the mystery is part of the fun with CH.
This will be a great summer sipper. Butter and citrus.
Nice summer Chardonnay
This is one of 3 chardonnay's that I ordered recently (including 689 and 706). This one is a nice mix of butter and citrus but I still like 706 the best. May order a few more for a change.
Nice and light
Very Good Chardonnay. Light finish . Great with fish
Enjoyed this right after a bottle of Lot 689 on my wife's birthday with roasted root vegetables and tahini sauce. This lot is a bit more citrus and freshness, very refreshing. Will be a great summer picnic wine for sure.
We loved the buttery citrus taste of this wine!