2011 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Michael Mara Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
Rowland Tebb nailed it with their 2011 Chardonnay from Steve Matthiasson’s Michael Mara Vineyard, a tiny vineyard on a broken field of rocks where the Sonoma Coast meets Sonoma Sud. An truly amazing gem of a vineyard. Chardonnay that floats between being creamy and crunchy in all the right spots. Exquisite stuff. On par with Cru-level Chablis, or Saint-Véran. Fall majorly in love with this wine, it feels good. A necessary splurge for any righteous Chardonnay drinker. Major league taste for all types of palates with pure rock-lined deliciousness. Our highest recommendation all year for a Sonoma Coast Chardonnay with gravitas.
This wondrous Chardonnay is the anti-Kistler!
Pale straw, a Golden State shine.
It smells like you want to smell it twenty more times. Exotic. Pear, lemon oil, chalk dust, and, possibly, gardenia. Chardonnay aromatherapy.
The interaction of fruit succulence that we know and love about Chardonnay, along with the stone cold rock at the soul of the experience. A lush fruitscapade spanning the orchard family from pear to tangelo.
A persistent mineral-laced core that gently frames out extremely elegant flavors. Refreshing to the last drop. Burgundy comparison fully warranted. An infusion of a chalky, nutty, stony, citrusy melange of flavors. Full of umami, and mouthwatering.
Is there an app for dungeness crab delivery? If so, can it include the following side dishes? Organic Straus Family butter from West Marin. The mind altering breads of SF’s Tartine Bakery. A steamy plate of broccoli rabe, and a sunset in Sonoma. That’s our winning Spy-tastic at home pairing tip for anyone. Feel free to insert Pacific Salmon, fried chicken, and cheese puffs.
What the Winery Says
- Kevin Rowland and Stephen Tebb
- 100% Chardonnay Chablis Clone
- Michael Mara Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
- Cases Produced