Rivers-Marie Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
The 2018 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard is another salty, mineral-laced, racy Chardonnay. Notes of apple blossom, lemon curd, crushed stone, and toasted bread all flow to a medium-bodied effort that has bright yet integrated acidity, rock-solid mid-palate depth, and a great finish. It might be my favorite in the lineup.
In 2018, the Chardonnay Platt Vineyard is fabulous. Rich and luscious, the 2018 shows why this site is so highly regarded. The Platt is a wonderfully complete wine endowed with striking aromatic presence, tons of depth and plenty of supporting structure. Apricot, sage, mint and tropical notes all open up in the glass. Today, the Platt feels a bit phenolic and tight. Then again, it was just bottled a month ago.