$79 | 2019 Senses Russian River Valley Chardonnay


Senses Wines is the dream of three childhood friends. Christopher, Max and Myles partnered with critically acclaimed winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, to produce world-class wines from renowned vineyards owned by their families. Since founding in 2011, Senses Wines production has grown to include many coveted vineyard sites throughout northern California.


Thomas Rivers Brown was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He attended the University of Virginia, where he majored in English and economics. It was then he found his love for wine. In 1996, Brown moved to Napa to pursue his passion. He was shortly thereafter hired to help in the cellar at Turley Wine Cellars. After three years, Thomas ventured out on his own. He has since made history on several occasions and has become one of the most sought-after winemakers in the Napa Valley.2019 may stand out as one of the more exceptional vintages in recent memory. Cooler temperatures and stable weather for most of the growing season allowed for slow maturation of flavors without any heat events spiking sugar accumulation in the berries. Although 2019 also saw the devastating Kincade fire in Sonoma County, Pinot noir and most Chardonnays in the county were harvested by then, so the smoke did not affect the grapes. Overall, look for wines with slightly lower alcohol, higher but integrated acids, and a depth of flavor that you would probably have to go back several vintages to find an equal.


“”Lots of pear, honeyed apple, spice, and brioche notes emerge from the 2019 Chardonnay River Valley, a layered, medium to full-bodied Chardonnay offering integrated, moderate acidity, plenty of texture, and a good finish. It lacks that extra something found in the others, but it’s certainly a beautiful, rich, textured, yet still light on its feet Chardonnay with loads to love.”
– Jeb Dunnuck, 93 Points


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