2018 Three Sticks Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Coast California USA

$49.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
The Gap’s Crown Vineyard, long heralded as one of Sonoma’s premier pinot noir properties, is now gaining notoriety for its chardonnay. The 2018 vintage justifies all the hype. Shrouded in fog most of the day, with winds that cool and extend the growing season, these grapes ripen ever so slowly. On the nose, you’ll sense limestone, white flowers, and fresh morning buns. With distinctive minerality, enhanced by notes of honeysuckle, Key lime, and fresh cream, this chardonnay dances on the palate. We hope you enjoy the remarkable amplitude and depth of this heavenly wine.

Press
By any and all measures, this is an exciting Chardonnay that is as vibrant as it is wonderfully deep in precise, optimally ripened, varietal fruit, and, despite the fact that it is yet marked by a bit of youthful restraint, its certain promise of developing complexity is indelible. It is a wine of great volume, and it is hard to imagine that it could be any better balanced than it is. While there are many tasty Chardonnays that are sure to age well, there are also a definitively collectable few such as this that, in no uncertain terms, beg for time in the cellar. This one’s future is so very bright that we cannot urge for upwards of a half-decade of patience strongly enough. It is that good.
Rated 95 Points Connoisseurs' Guide