Altar Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
ALTAR Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016
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ALTAR Chardonnay  "Platt Vineyard"  Sonoma Coast 2016

Retail Price: $78

Value Rating: 2.4

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: February 2, 2019
Cases Produced: 50

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 94

Good Value


Fantastic Chardonnay – full bodied and very intense while still showing grace and complexity. Concentrated lemon, green melon and heirloom apple with bits of cocoa, apple butter, roast hazelnuts, seashells and citrus blossoms. Super-long finish…30 seconds and lengthening as time goes by…of roast nuts, cocoa and preserved lemon. The texture and length of this wine puts it in world-class territory for Chardonnay. In the realm of high end Chardonnays, at $78 this is an excellent value.

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Altar¬†Winery‘s first releases are two 2016 vintage Sonoma Coast Chardonnays and a 2017 Santa Cruz Pinot Noir. Husband/wife owners have “day jobs” in winemaking (Shawn Johnson) and marketing (Beth Cook) as they develop their own brand. Everything they make is and likely will be hands-on, tiny-production, distinctive wines of the highest quality. This is definitely a winery to watch!

Read all my Altar Winery reviews HERE.

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