JD96 The 2018 Chardonnay Tenth Stop comes all from the Dutton Palms Vineyard and spent 14 months in between 25% to 40% new French oak. Its medium gold color is followed by a rocking bouquet of spiced pears, white peach, baking spices, and honeyed toast. This beauty is rich, medium to full-bodied, has bright acidity, and a great finish, all making for a riveting Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Give bottles another year and enjoy through 2028.
Estate Notes: This wine was named as an homage to the town where we the founders grew up, Occidental served as the tenth stop on the North Pacific Coast Railroad. Aging: 100% french oak; 30% new; 14 months.