2018 Taft Street Chardonnay - Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
This is a textbook Russian River Valley Chardonnay with just the right touch of oak at a fantastic price! It’s got beautiful bright pineapple and stone fruit flavors with subtle buttery, coconut and toasted almond notes. 80% of the fruit barrel-fermented in 10% new French Oak, then it’s aged for 9 months on the lees which gives it a lovely creaminess and complexity then 30% of the wine undergoes malo to balance the creaminess with crisp acidity. Pairs beautifully with lightly seared salmon steak with dill or sauteed scallops!