2016 Joseph Jewell Shiloh Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.62, 125 cases, $42. Release July 2019. Clone 4 (Wente) planted in 1992 in gravelly loam soil. Barrel fermented, 100% MLF, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of golden apple, buttery lemon tart, yellow cake and a hint of green flora. Graciously styled, with flavors of lemon, pear and vanilla. Pleasant enough, but a bit shallow and mundane challenging me to reach for descriptors. Score: 89. Reviewed June 19, 2019

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
From article: Recently Tasted Sonoma County Wines