Rivers-Marie B. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
This special site right across the street from Summa proves more interesting to us every year even as we begin to run out of original things to say about it. We’d attribute that to better farming but also to vine age. Planted in 1990, we have begun to see “old vines” qualities come out in this wine the last several years. Consistency is probably the most valued attribute as this vineyard has weathered the droughts, deluges and heat of the last several years. "Rivers Marie Website"
Taste: Candied lemon, white flowers and apricot pit make a vivid first impression. Orange peel, mint, spice and tropically-inflected notes develop later. Medium body, dry, racy stony finish.