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2018 Riley's Rows Chardonnay "Baby Platt"

Riley's Rows 2018 Baby Platt Chardonnay

Winery: Riley's Rows

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Baby Platt"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 44

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 25, 2021

Wine Review: This pale gold colored Chardonnay from Riley’s Rows opens with a faint pineapple and mild pear bouquet with hints of lemon verbena, honeysuckle and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is light plus bodied, balanced, soft and almost silky. The flavor profile is a tasty mild saline influenced Granny Smith apple and Anjou pear blend with hints of almond paste, lemon chiffon and faint oak. The finish is dry and refreshing. We would pair this fresh, tasty and delicate Chard with flaky broiled halibut, crab cakes or fresh oysters on the half shell. Enjoy – Ken, Karen & Stuart

Winemaker Notes: This is the first vintage of Chardonnay for Riley's Rows off the coveted Platt Vineyard. A spectacular wine paired with food and just as sumptuous on its own! Only 44 cases produced. The first impression of the wine is visual and this wine has a light straw color and beautiful clarity. On the nose there are very pretty notes of honeysuckle and citrus blossom. The palate has ripe Meyer lemon and tangerine notes. The fruit notes from a coastal site like Platt are always dominated by citrus. The wine has great acidity and a lovely round Chardonnay.

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