Wine Spectrum Top 100
Chardonnay | Sonoma | Wine Spectrum 94 | Buy Here
There’s something mystical about a wine so under-the-radar that all of the information available is written on the bottle… But, etched in your mind are the flavors which write a story of its origins, and the care that went into creating it. That’s the feeling that washed over me when I tasted Orrin-Sage’s 2015 Chardonnay… I was reminded a little bit of Walter Hansel and even Paul Hobbs when tasting it, and as I read further into it, the story became more detailed and full of lavish characters, with notes of ripe nectarines, Island pineapples, French Bistro creme brûlée and fresh baked lemon Meringue cookies. This gorgeous Chardonnay was a clear choice for the #7 wine of the year.
They did let slide that this is a limited edition of only 160 cases produced. It gets really interesting when you learn that this story was originally destined to be penned by a different world renowned author, but somehow as luck would have it, this narrative made its way to Orrin Sage, and now, luck falls on anybody fortunate enough to take it all in at this price. This wine was expertly made by Justin Harmon who gained valuable experience as an intern under Russell Bevan and has gone on to produce incredible wines for Belden Barns, and his own label Argot.
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