2017 Fairchild Estate Chardonnay Stones Russian River Perrarus Block A3


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 99 points

    April 30, 2021 - 3 days in Napa: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, The French Laundry, Christopher Tynan, Kinsman, Harlan, Vice Versa, Accendo, Fairchild, Macdonald, and a truckload of others (Napa): Take all the notes I just wrote on the 2018 Chardonnay and add an extra layer of delectableness – without sacrificing all of the harmonious zing and energy brought about by the otherwise Burgundian style these Fairchild Chardonnays seem to bring to the forefront. Yellow citrus and wet white travertine, with a ripe clementine note that adds extra interest. Outstanding texture and a deep concentration of flavor, all the while maintaining a controlled rapidity that invigorates the entire mouth and continues thrusting out bright acidity. Succulent and nervy. The 2017 is likely a decent marker to where the 2018 will ultimately end up. Again, I am shocked at the level of complexity and polish that Fairchild is able to achieve from this Ritchie site. Absolutely outstanding. 97-99 points.

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  • WineBurrowingWombat commented:

    5/1/21, 10:19 PM - I hate you dude and miss you at the same time LOL. Another Chardonnay I want to try now, thanks for notes and ridiculous reviews and notes on your trip! Amazing work.. "work" ;)

  • csimm1161 commented:

    5/2/21, 8:07 AM - Both the 17 and 18 Chards from Fairchild are compelling. The best use of the Ritchie site I’ve seen thus far. Hopefully we can connect soon and get some sort of tasting lined up some time in the not too distant future!

  • WineBurrowingWombat commented:

    5/2/21, 10:35 AM - I also have to say, if you hadn't mention the Ritchie site on your notes for the Chards, I would have never known!

  • csimm1161 commented:

    5/2/21, 10:48 AM - Ya me neither until Fairchild mentioned it. It's definitely a different animal compared to Russell Bevan's version.

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