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2017 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

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February 25, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

...Rich, intense and full of flavor, the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay packs a serious punch. Orchard fruit, crème brûlée, butter, tangerine and yellow flowers all develop in a deeply-layered, resonant, utterly gorgeous Chardonnay. Although labeled as an appellation Chardonnay, all the fruit for the Sonoma Coast bottling comes from Riddle...

93Jeb Dunnuck

...medium-bodied, pure, beautifully balanced Chardonnay that readers should snatch up. Ripe citrus, lemon, pineapple, and floral notes all define the bouquet and the wine is medium-bodied, with bright, integrated acidity and a great finish...

90The Wine Advocate

...scents of white blossoms, Golden Delicious apple, cheese rind, wet stone and peachy notes. It's light to medium-bodied with pure fruits and toasty/creamy accents, with racy acidity on the lime peel-laced finish.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.