Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014
This, like its Pinot appellation companion, gives us a good look into what the vintage on the Sonoma Coast feels like. Made up of Wente clone from the Lucky Well Vineyard and Riddle Ranch, the green-gold complexion is the first sign of the healthiest of the fruit in 2014. The aromatics are focused on classic Chardonnay notes of lychee, hazelnuts, and smoke. Like all the wines, there's great concentration without overt heaviness. The palate turns more soil driven featuring chalk and gunflint complemented by the full spectrum of citrus fruits.