Our 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay begins with a medium straw to extremely pale yellow tint, which speaks of a seriousness all by itself. One sniff and you recognize that this is indeed a wine of pedigree with notes of baked apple, chalk, brioche, limestone and a whisper of salinity true to its coastal designation. An interplay of yellow apple, lemon-lime and subtle apricot flavors are supported by light custard, nutmeg and pie crust notes, all wrapped in a wine of quiet power, poise and superb tension. This is the real deal and will convert many who have either forgotten or not yet discovered why Chardonnay has long reined as the king of white wines. A real treat.