Macrostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012

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Pale straw gold in color, with honey-suckle and jasmine aromas. Citrus flavors; kefir lime and tangerine, dominate the taste profile while the mouth feel is elegant and full, with a ripe pear and a touch of vanilla caramel from the oak. The finish is soft and smooth, very dry, but leaves lingering lush primary fruit flavors. The grapes came from several excellent vineyards in southern Sonoma, including the Sangiacomo, Champlin Creek and Hi Vista vineyards. Making their debut this season were some prime Russian River properties, including Saralee's and the famous Dutton Ranch. The Wildcat Mountain Vineyard played a significant role as well.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand Macrostie
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • was92

Wine & SpiritsWine & Spirits 92"A number of vineyards contribute to this wine, including Sangiacomo at the base of Sonoma Mountain and Saralee's in the Russian River Valley. The various sites knit together well, creating an open and fragrant

  • we90

Wine EnthusiastSo bright and zingy in acidity, and so ripe in tangerine, mango, lime fruit and honeysuckle, that you hardly notice the oak influence. Yet, it's there in the form of buttered toast. The result is a big, powerful Chardonnay, clean and vibrant, for drinking now.

Steve Heimoff, April 1, 2014
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA rich and full-bodied expression, with ample fig, melon, apricot and spicy white flower scents that power through with no shortage of flavor. Toasty oak notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 24,372 cases made.

James Laube, May 31, 2014