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2019 Rivers-Marie Platt Vineyard Chardonnay

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...rich, sensual and elusive all at the same time. In that way, it reminds me of a great white Burgundy - not in its flavor profile necessarily, but in its multi-faceted personality. White orchard fruit, mint, spice and dried flowers are all laced together in a wine of notable pedigree and nuance. Time brings out gorgeous floral aromatics that are so alluring. The Platt is a striking Chardonnay that continues to improve with aeration. Superb.

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.