2021 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

The long, foggy growing season of the true Sonoma Coast is the perfect place to produce world-class Chardonnay, and this is where Royal Prince has sourced Chardonnay from the very beginning. The oyster-shell minerality, weight, and texture present in these wines is buttressed by a firm beam of acidity that carries through the finish. Check out those scores too! Royal Prince Chardonnay routinely outscores much more expensive examples.

“…a medium to full-bodied Chardonnay

offering beautiful fruit, a solid spine of acidity, and a great finish. It could be twice the cost and still be a good value. Drink this beauty over the coming 2-3 years.”

94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

On-Scene, Real-time Knowledge

Maayan’s role as Director of Winemaking for Atelier Melka finds him making the rounds in the vineyards of nearly every AVA in Napa and Sonoma Counties, from the pop of the first Pinot Noir bud in Russian River Valley all the way through the season until the last Cabernet Sauvignon berry is picked on Howell Mountain.

What this means is that he has a running list in his mind of the best-performing AVAs in the North Coast, even before harvest begins. In this way Maayan can focus his energies on the very best-performing sites and “sweet spots” when choosing fruit and wines to buy for the Royal Prince label.