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2017 Boars' View Chardonnay by Schrader Cellars, Sonoma Coast California
750 ml bottle of 2017 vintage Boars' View Chardonnay 'The Coast' by Schrader Cellars from the Sonoma Coast of California


 
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2017 Boars' View Chardonnay The Coast by Schrader Cellars | Sonoma Coast California 750ml



Slightly lighter gold-hued than the 2016, the 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is another riveting Chardonnay from Thomas Rivers Brown. Honeysuckle, marmalade, caramelized peaches, and spice notes all dominate the bouquet, and it's a more focused, linear wine compared to the 2016 yet still has beautiful depth and purity. This is another powerful wine that will be loved by California Chardonnay lovers out there. | 93 points, Jeb Dunnuck for jebdunnuck.com

We are long time devotees of the wild and extreme Sonoma Coast and the Boars' View vineyards sit two ridges away from the edge of the Pacific on a rugged hilltop in the Fort Ross - Seaview AVA. The remote mystery of these storied coastal ridges beckoned to Fred and Carol Schrader just enough to capture their attention (which is usually fully devoted to their highly praised wines of Schrader Cellars in Napa) and they, together with long time friends Charles and Nell Sweeney and David and Judy Steiner embarked on the intrepid journey to Pinot Noir Greatness in 2007. Development of the vineyards was managed by the legendary Ulises Valdez working closely together with Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown who hand-selected California Heritage Clones Calera, Mt. Eden, and Swan - carefully matching clonal variety to site. Pinot Noir, and now Chardonnay as well, made by Thomas Rivers Brown bursts with intensity and richness as we have seen before in his Rivers Marie wines and Boars' View seems set to follow a similar path. The wines are un-fined, unfiltered, barrel aged in a consummation of Francois Freres, Ermitage, and Remond French oak for 10 months and built for depth and concentration with nuance developing in maturity. This is extraordinary wine that we will witness a blossoming in with each year to come. |
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