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2018 Vivier Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

SKU #1498972 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Chardonnay is the first Chardonnay from Vivier. From vines in the Petaluma Gap planted in the 1980s, it has an open-knit perfume of elderflower, quince, poached pears and baker’s yeast with touches of earth and almonds. The medium-bodied palate has energetic citrus fruits with a silken texture and lively acidity, finishing long. (EB) Inner quote mark (7/2020)

K&L Notes

Vivier is the personal project of Stéphane Vivier. Stéphane was born in Burgundy, earned his viticulture and enology degree at the famed University of Dijon, and worked many years in the famed vineyards and cellars of the Côte d'Or. Among other positions he has been the long-time winemaker at Hyde de Villaine (HdV) working with the legendary Aubert de Villaine, Director of Domaine de la Romanée Conti. Winemaker's Notes: "Fruit is sourced from the Flocchini Vineyards, planted to Wente Selection Chardonnay, originating from Meursault and brought to California in the 1890’s. The Flocchinis planted their first Chardonnay vines in the early 1980’s. Cool marine breezes clear the hillsides of morning fog; it’s a cool and windy site with extremely shallow rocky clay soil. Our parcel is usually harvested first week of September."

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