Lot 718 Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2018
As usual, Hughes is tight-lipped about where this wine was grown and made, except to say that it came from "one of the region's storied estates, with almost a century of family history." He goes on to praise the region, citing the Russian River Valley's cool ocean breezes and fog, which help the grapes mature well. "Anchored by a rare type of soil formed by an ancient sandstone seabed," he says, "there's just no place quite like it." Hughes says Lot 718 is a "classic Russian River Valley Chard," only it sells for a mere $18. Alcohol sits at 13.5% abv.