Kerr 2018 Chardonnay Rued
2018 Kerr Cellars Chardonnay Rued Vineyard Sonoma Coast
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92+ Points
This is a textbook Rued vineyard Chardonnay and the nose offers the expected mix of plush, forthcoming richness and focused aromas of baked apple, pineapple core, Meyer lemon, vanilla cream pie, chestnut and hazelnut. It delivers similar components to the palate, but creates a richer impression as flavors of tarte tatin, pineapple souffle, lemon tart and honey-drenched nuts rise above a mineral backdrop. The lingering finish is balanced by zest and mineral undercurrents, so this rather plush bottling remains food-worthy. Expect another 18 months of steady improvement. 105 6-packs made.