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Producer: Macrostie, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2018 MacRostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Starting with the appellation 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, this light gold effort has a spicy, apple, and white flower-laced style to go with a clean, balanced, delicious style on the palate. It has plenty of classic Sonoma Coast character, terrific balance, and should keep for 3-4 years.

  $25 1

Starting with the appellation 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, this light gold effort has a spicy, apple, and white flower-laced style to go with a clean, balanced, delicious style on the palate. It has plenty of classic Sonoma Coast character, terrific balance, and should keep for 3-4 years.

2018 MacRostie Chardonnay Russian River Valley

The 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is in the same ballpark, with beautiful purity of fruit (orchard fruits, white flowers), medium-bodied richness and depth, good acidity, and terrific overall balance. Both of these two appellation blends are terrific wines well worth seeking out.

  $36 1

The 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is in the same ballpark, with beautiful purity of fruit (orchard fruits, white flowers), medium-bodied richness and depth, good acidity, and terrific overall balance. Both of these two appellation blends are terrific wines well worth seeking out.

2018 MacRostie Chardonnay Wildcat Mountain

Brought up in 24% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Wildcat Mountain is another terrific effort. White flowers, toasted spice, peach, and honeysuckle notes all dominate the nose, and it's fresh and lively, yet also textured and lengthy on the palate.

  $46 1

Brought up in 24% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Wildcat Mountain is another terrific effort. White flowers, toasted spice, peach, and honeysuckle notes all dominate the nose, and it's fresh and lively, yet also textured and lengthy on the palate.

2018 MacRostie Chardonnay Kent Ritchie

From a site in the Russian River and aged in 25% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Kent Ritchie offers lots of toasty and spicy notes as well as orchard fruits, medium body, a pure, clean, soft style, good acidity, and a clean finish. It's another impeccably made Chardonnay that delivers the goods.

  $46 1

From a site in the Russian River and aged in 25% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Kent Ritchie offers lots of toasty and spicy notes as well as orchard fruits, medium body, a pure, clean, soft style, good acidity, and a clean finish. It's another impeccably made Chardonnay that delivers the goods.

2018 MacRostie Chardonnay Bacigalupi

Last of the Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay Bacigalupi comes from a site on the Russian River Valley and was raised in 22% new French oak. White currants, apple blossom, spice box, and honeyed toast characteristics give way to a soft, juicy, balanced beauty that has good acidity and a clean, elegant style ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.

  $46 1

Last of the Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay Bacigalupi comes from a site on the Russian River Valley and was raised in 22% new French oak. White currants, apple blossom, spice box, and honeyed toast characteristics give way to a soft, juicy, balanced beauty that has good acidity and a clean, elegant style ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.

2018 MacRostie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was all destemmed and brought up mostly in neutral barrel (22% new). Lighter ruby-hued and translucent, it has a pretty, uncomplicated style that shows plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit, light spice and floral notes, medium body, and a juicy, delicious profile on the palate. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.

  $34 1

Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was all destemmed and brought up mostly in neutral barrel (22% new). Lighter ruby-hued and translucent, it has a pretty, uncomplicated style that shows plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit, light spice and floral notes, medium body, and a juicy, delicious profile on the palate. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.

2018 MacRostie Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Candied cherries, orange blossom, and exotic flowers as well as lots of spice emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley. It's a more concentrated, layered wine compared to the Sonoma Coast release. Drink bottles over the 4-6 years.

  $44 1

Candied cherries, orange blossom, and exotic flowers as well as lots of spice emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley. It's a more concentrated, layered wine compared to the Sonoma Coast release. Drink bottles over the 4-6 years.

2018 MacRostie Pinot Noir Wildcat Mountain

More complex notes of mulberries, black raspberries, forest floor, bouquet garni, and spice emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Wildcat Mountain. Beautifully textured and medium-bodied, with a great mid-palate and silky tannins, it's unquestionably an outstanding effort and should easily drink well for 4-6 years or more.

  $58 1

More complex notes of mulberries, black raspberries, forest floor, bouquet garni, and spice emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Wildcat Mountain. Beautifully textured and medium-bodied, with a great mid-palate and silky tannins, it's unquestionably an outstanding effort and should easily drink well for 4-6 years or more.

2017 MacRostie Pinot Noir Thale’s Vineyard

The translucent ruby-hued 2017 Pinot Noir Thale’s Vineyard was completely destemmed and spent 10 months in 40% new French oak. Coming from a site in the Russian River Valley, it's made in a more elegant style yet still brings the Russian River fruit profile with lots of cherry and mulled strawberry notes as well as medium body, a core of sweet fruit, and a great finish. It's another balanced, charming, incredibly delicious Pinot Noir from this estate. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

  $58 1

The translucent ruby-hued 2017 Pinot Noir Thale’s Vineyard was completely destemmed and spent 10 months in 40% new French oak. Coming from a site in the Russian River Valley, it's made in a more elegant style yet still brings the Russian River fruit profile with lots of cherry and mulled strawberry notes as well as medium body, a core of sweet fruit, and a great finish. It's another balanced, charming, incredibly delicious Pinot Noir from this estate. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

2017 MacRostie Pinot Noir The Loch

The most expensive release in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir The Loch comes from a site on the Sonoma Coast and was brought up in 40% new French oak, with the balance in once- and twice-used oak. It has a touch more oak yet packs plenty of light cherry and strawberry fruit, subtle spice, medium to full body, a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a good finish. I don't find it considerably better than the other releases here, but it's still a terrific wine.

  $95 1

The most expensive release in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir The Loch comes from a site on the Sonoma Coast and was brought up in 40% new French oak, with the balance in once- and twice-used oak. It has a touch more oak yet packs plenty of light cherry and strawberry fruit, subtle spice, medium to full body, a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a good finish. I don't find it considerably better than the other releases here, but it's still a terrific wine.