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2018 Luke's Grove Chardonnay

2018 Luke's Grove

Chardonnay

RUSSIAN RIVER VLYsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $41.40
RETAIL: $46.00


Tasting Notes

Chardonnay from Stiling Vineyard outdid itself in 2018 – perfectly ripe, wonderfully clean, full of flavor and aroma. Pristine and perfect.

Bursting with forward, tropical fruit, Luke’s is a lavishly proportioned Russian River Chardonnay. This year the signature floral aspect of the Rued clone is proudly front and center. White flowers run riot on both the nose and palate, dancing alongside the baked apple, pineapple and nectarine. Simply put, the 2018 is a stunningly pretty wine, oh-so-easy to fall in love with at first sight and sniff.

Roughly one third new oak barrels were used, a combination of puncheon and typical barrique from two different French coopers. Yeasts were both native and cultivated and the barrels saw plenty of stirring to develop the toasty/biscuit/hazelnut character we love in this cuvee.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Mid 2020 through 2026
Graceful ageability: 2027+

VINEYARDS

98% Stiling, 2% Fallenleaf

CLONES

98% Rued, 2% Old Wente

STATS

pH: 3.44 |  TA: 6.2 | Alcohol: 14.3%
Bottling: December 10, 2019 | Release: Spring 2020
Cases Produced: 113



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