Eric Kent Wine Cellars
The Wine Tour
Wines
artists
vineyards
galleries
team
purchase
allocation
news
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
YouTube

  |  Basket

2020 Luke's Grove Chardonnay

2020 Luke's Grove

Chardonnay

RUSSIAN RIVER VLYsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $41.40
RETAIL: $46.00


TASTING NOTES

Now that Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay (the source for this bottling) is completely dry farmed by the Dehlinger family, we continue to see an amping up of concentration and flavor from the raw material provided for Luke’s, already our most popular Chardonnay. Never a slouch in either department, the 2020 Luke’s shows even a bit more of its typically buoyant, creamy and luscious character.

From start to finish this bottling is an absolute pleasure trip, shot through with ripe, roasted apple, pear, pineapple and accented by caramel, clove and nutmeg all wrapped together by a good amount of toasty French oak. Our clone selection (100% Rued) again provides the distinct tiny white flower character we often associate with Russian River Chardonnay. Luke’s, as always, is immediately delicious and immensely satisfying.

We don’t really expect everyone to cellar such an irresistible wine, but for those who can – feel confident it will not only last but develop and expand over the years.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2022 through 2028
Graceful ageability: 2030+

VINEYARDS

100% Stiling

CLONES

100% Rued

STATS

pH: 3.34 |  TA:  6.2 | Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: May 25, 2022 | Release: Fall 2022
Cases Produced: 129

<< previous  |  next >>

CONTACT

 | 

TRADE & MEDIA

 

 

 

© 2022 Eric Kent Wine Cellars  |  All Rights Reserved  |  Photography by ArtSeed  |  Website by New Media Works