90
points

Fulton Ranch Chardonnay (1.5-Liter) 2018

Located in the Russian River Valley, the Fulton Ranch vineyard surrounds the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens. The site benefits from the region’s famously warm days and cool nights, with majestic blankets of fog making a daily appearance to preserve natural acidity in the grapes. The array of well-drained sand and gravel soils make this an exceptional vineyard for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir alike. Toasted oak, vanilla, caramel, and crème brulee complement the notes of orange peel, papaya, and baked apples, leading into a long, soft finish.

Limited Availability

$100
/bottle
$70.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Russian River, Sonoma County
Composition
100% Chardonnay
T.A.
0.53g/100ml
pH
3.80
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, August 2020

Rich and broad-textured, with butterscotch accents to the viscous ripe white fruit and spice flavors. The buttery finish shows tropical fruit notes. 

Winemaking

Aged 9 1/2 months in 99% French oak, 29% new

Vineyards

Elevation:  100 – 200 feet

Soil: Fine yolo silt and clay loam soils flowing over fertile alluvial beds.

Climate: Cool, foggy mornings lead into warm afternoons, allowing the grapes to fully develop their flavors over a long growing season.

pineapple, mango and papaya
Primary Aromas & Flavors
garlic shrimp angel hair pasta
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape