2018 marks the first vintage of their Russian River Valley Chardonnay and it’s delicious. In the past, they only produced a Sonoma Coast appellation Chardonnay. While maintaining a similar texture and balance of the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, this newly released 2018 has more power and richness. Fragrant notes of white floral notes fill the glass with hints of pear and peach that lead on the palate with lemon zest and mineral notes. The wine’s richness is moderated by its texture and smooth finish. This RRV Chardonnay comes from their estate vineyard, B.A. Thieriot along with grower vineyards including Silver Eagle Vineyard, El Diablo Vineyard and Dutton Palms Vineyard. Together, it is a complete Chardonnay from the immediate aromas to the finish.
Senses Wines originates in the small town of Occidental, in West Sonoma Coast, in which they produce exclusively Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. And who better to make these wines than Thomas Rivers Brown. Thomas loves these Burgundian varietals coming from this special nook close to the Pacific coastline. The three partners, Chris Strieter, Max Thieriot and Myles Lawrence-Briggs, all grew up in Occidental and Thomas was already producing outstanding wines from renowned vineyards owned by their families so in their minds, it was the perfect way to bring Senses to the next level.