2018 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Ma Princesse
Region: Sonoma County
Cépage: Chardonnay (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98+ (RP); 100 (JD); 94 (JS)
" The 2018 Chardonnay Ma Princesse comes from one of the greatest sites for Chardonnay in California, the Ritchie Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Coming all from Old Wente Chardonnay (40- to 50-year-old vines) and fermented and aged in French oak, it has stunning notes of caramelized peach and lemon, toasted bread, vanilla, and white flowers that develop beautifully with time in the glass. Deep, full-bodied, and opulent on the palate, it carries a racy spine of acidity, beautiful balance, and a great, great finish. Picking a favorite from these 2018 Chardonnays from Morlet is just about impossible, but this is incredible juice that tops out on my scale. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air. Enjoy this heavenly Chardonnay any time over the coming decade or more."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 08/20