Black Kite Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Bright with a creamy underside, this wine offers the best of both worlds: a study of oak and fleshy apple skin, with enduring freshness. A length of peach, pear and light baking spice contribute secondary tones that complement well.
Limpid yellow-gold. Displays ripe pear and nectarine scents that are sharpened by smoky mineral and lemon curd flourishes. juicy and focused on the palate, nicely concentrated pit and orchard fruit scents, toasty lees and vanilla notes are present in the background. The long, smooth finish echoes the toasty notes and features repeating pear lemon flourishes.
The only white presented, the 2018 Chardonnay Gap's Crown Vineyard offers a richer, exotic, medium to full-bodied style as well as lots of ripe lemon and tangerine fruit supported by toast, mint, and candied ginger-like aromas and flavors. It's a satisfying, powerful Sonoma Coast Chardonnay that should have 3-5 years of longevity.
Big, toasty and well-spiced, with concentrated ripe apple and pear flavors that show hints of toffee. There's buttery richness on the open-textured finish. Drink now through 2024. 302 cases made.