Overview of the Wine
Domaine Costal is a unique collaboration between the well-known Chablis producer Domaine Jean Collet and Kermit Lynch. The project began with a simple barrel tasting with Kermit and led to the first of now two cuvées, a custom label, and custom vinification and bottling process exclusively for the American market. The vines are worked organically and Kermit and the Collet family together agree on a blend of stainless steel, foudre, and barrel vinifications. The skill of the Collets and their excellent terroirs combine to give us wines of extraordinary purity and finesse. There is no mistaking it—one taste and you are in Chablis territory: zesty minerality, wet stone, freshness and nervosity.
Grape / Blend
92 Points - Ian Blackburn
Sporting 12.5% (I was thinking lower) - the restrained nose (enjoyable) - the color is optimal clear and clean; stating its youth. Pure Chardonnay focus with hints of green peppercorn (youth?) align with the saline and Kimmeridgean terroir notes for an umami + nose! Green and Golden apple skins, kiss of lees, and a Meyer lemon peal twist... nice quality mouthfeel, quality markers throughout... that touch of oak maybe amping up the richness - just enough. Color 14/15, Aroma 23/25 Body 23/25, Overall 32/34 - 92 points.
Product size: 750ml