2011 Chardonnay, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
The 2011 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard is direct and focused in style. Butter, pastry, citrus and sweet spices are some of the nuances that are alive in the glass. Because of its proximity to the Pacific and the cool vintage, the Platt is a bit compact and tightly wound at this stage. Readers should give the 2011 another year or two in bottle to start unwinding. Wild flowers, almonds and mint are layered into the finish. There is a lot to look forward to here.