Rivers-Marie Joy Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Rivers-Marie Joy Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
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Rivers-Marie Joy Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

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Category White Wine
Region California, South Coast
Brand Rivers-Marie
I'm a little stunned by how complete this wine is only six weeks removed from bottling. There have always been holes in previous editions that time helped fill, no need here. The nose grabs you immediately with a broad spectrum of citrus notes most notably kaffir lime and lemon rind with just a touch of reduction to make the aromatics linger. This is a true coast site so the first palate perception is a framing acidity that brings forward chalk, menthol, lanolin, almonds and lemon oil. Though the 3.27 finished pH wouldn't suggest it, there is some give to the wine in the way of salted butter, white flowers and a yellow fruited confit.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Crushed citrus, acacia flowers, salty minerality, and a kiss of honeysuckle all emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Joy Road Vineyard, another vibrant, racy, yet concentrated white from this team. Not far off the style of the Purrington Rued Vineyard release with it's more focused, pretty style, it's going to keep for a decade or more.

May 21, 2020
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The 2018 Chardonnay Joy Road Vineyard is another wonderfully nuanced wine in this range. Lemon confit, white flowers, butter, mint and a touch of reduction all grace the Joy Road. Finessed and exquisite to the core, the Joy Road is another sublime Chardonnay in this range. In 2018, the Joy Road has an unctuous feel that is hugely appealing.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020