2018 Seashell Chardonnay
The Seashell Vineyard, planted in 2004, has been part of our Estate Chardonnay for the past four years. It has consistently proven itself to have distinct site-driven characteristics. Therefore, the 2018 Seashell makes its inaugural release in Spring 2021. Its fresh ocean spray lemon zest aromas harmonize perfectly with its ephemeral soft, round mouthfeel. The finish is long and crisp with a structured minerality.
96+ points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - "the 2018 Chardonnay Seashell opens with a gorgeous sea spray and lemongrass perfume, giving way to notes of pear tart, fresh Golden Delicious apples and apricots plus a touch of almond croissant. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is satiny textured with intense stone fruit and apple flavors plus bags of minerals, finishing long, long, long. I'm calling this wine as I see it now, but I suspect it is going to get a lot better with a few years in bottle."
95 points - Jeb Dunnuck
94 points - Antonio Galloni