For the 2015 'Allure' Reserve Chardonnay, Clouds Rest utilized a generous portion of new French oak and extensive lees aging to draw out a rounder and more complex expression from the Sonoma Coast's Petaluma Gap. Baked peach, golden apple, vanilla spice, and buttery flavors enhance their rich, full-bodied version, ideal for roast poultry, lobster ravioli, or a bowl of corn chowder. With a 67% discount, this small-production Cali white wine deserves a place on your table!
Member Rating: 91
|Unit Size||750.00 ML
By Clouds Rest
2015 Allure Reserve Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Single Vineyard: 1.25 acres, 5' x 8' spacing
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay, 100% Wente clone
Winemaker: Anthony Austin
Direct press to 50% new Sirugue French oak barrels, 50% once-filled Sirugue French oak. Malolactic fermentation 100%. Ten months sur lie.
Harvest Date: 9/4/15
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2015 Clouds Rest Chardonnay Reserve Allure
Producer: Clouds Rest
From: USA, California, North Coast, Sonoma County, Petaluma Gap
Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Issue Date: 27th Apr 2018
Source: 236, The Wine Advocate
Release Price: $45
Drink Date: 2018 - 2022
The 2015 Chardonnay Reserve Allure has pronounced notes of warm apricots, peach cobbler, apple pie and marzipan with hints of buttered toast and beeswax. Medium-bodied, it has a lovely silken texture and expressive stone fruit and savory flavors with background freshness and a spicy finish.
CLOUDS REST CHARDONNAY SONOMA COUNTY SONOMA COAST ALLURE 2015
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Country: United States
Region: California - Sonoma County
Ripe melon and spiced banana on the nose, leading to a palate with a composed and gently savory edge. Some menthol at the finish. Drink now.