Revealing steely aromas of citrus oil and wet stones, the 2018 Royal Princess Chardonnay shows flashes of laser beam acidity, a freshness with a glycerin mouthfeel and a medium-bodied, clean, bright finish. Minimalist winemaking allows the wine to reflect the coolness and fog-filled influence of the extreme Sonoma Coast. It’s crisp and mouthwatering, luring you in with each sip.
Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points
The 2018 Chardonnay comes all from the Sonoma Coast and was brought up in a mix of French oak (30% new) and stainless steel. Rocking notes of buttered peach, honeysuckle, white flowers, and a kiss of toasted almonds give way to a medium to full-bodied Chardonnay offering beautiful fruit, a solid spine of acidity, and a great finish. It shows more salinity and citrus fruits with time in the glass and has classic Sonoma Coast style. It could be twice the cost and still be a good value. Drink this beauty over the coming 2-3 years.