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Sojourn Chardonnay Reuling 2016

Rating

CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

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W&S

JH

Price: $79.00

 
"Classic" 97 Points 

"Wow, this new release tastes like "LIQUID GOLD" featuring impeccably balanced ripe tropical fruit from prime Sonoma Coast vineyards combined with the precision of a grand cru white Burgundy {not surprising given the pedigree of this acclaimed vineyard}. Launching forth with a captivating bouquet of honeysuckle and gardenias, the pallet envelops your senses with elegant pineapple, creamy vanilla, and lemon oil characteristics reminiscent of the most opulent Kistler vintages or even Aubert 'Cult' Chardonnays. This Chardonnay thrill ride includes notes of caramel crème fraiche, lightly buttered scones , oranges, honeysuckle, and pears, with a luxuriously well balanced oak component. This young Chardonnay is worthy of 96 points now and will drink well for the next 5+ years (if you're more disciplined than me!), peaking with a rating of at least 97 points by 2025 in our estimate." – California Wine Advisors
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

"Classic" 97 Points 

"Wow, this new release tastes like "LIQUID GOLD" featuring impeccably balanced ripe tropical fruit from prime Sonoma Coast vineyards combined with the precision of a grand cru white Burgundy {not surprising given the pedigree of this acclaimed vineyard}. Launching forth with a captivating bouquet of honeysuckle and gardenias, the pallet envelops your senses with elegant pineapple, creamy vanilla, and lemon oil characteristics reminiscent of the most opulent Kistler vintages or even Aubert 'Cult' Chardonnays. This Chardonnay thrill ride includes notes of caramel crème fraiche, lightly buttered scones , oranges, honeysuckle, and pears, with a luxuriously well balanced oak component. This young Chardonnay is worthy of 96 points now and will drink well for the next 5+ years (if you're more disciplined than me!), peaking with a rating of at least 97 points by 2025 in our estimate." – California Wine Advisors

Winery Sojourn Cellars

Vineyard Designate Durell

AVA Sonoma Coast

Region Sonoma County