2015 Sinor-LaVallee - Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County (89

2015 Sinor-LaVallee - Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County (89

4/20/2021, 9:31:17 AM
2015 Sinor-LaVallee - Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County (89 pts) @sinorlavallee · 🙋‍♂️ What is your favorite value Chardonnay❓· ℹ️ This 💯 Chardonnay and 💯 from their estate Bassi Vineyard which is 1.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean in San Luis Obispo County. Hand harvested, whole cluster pressed, and partial Indigenous yeast fermentation. Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels with only 5% being new. Sur Lie aging in barrels for 11 months with Bâttonage happening twice a month. Unfined and unfiltered· 👁 Medium lemon color, slightly cloudy· 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of reduction, matchstick, lemon, yogurt, custard, orange blossom, pineapple, sunflower seeds, marzipan, oak, and anise· 👄 The wine is dry, medium acidity, medium+ alcohol, and medium+ body. A medium+ length finish of grilled pineapple and lemon zest· 🔔 Tasted, took notes, and scored. When I looked up the tech sheet, I was shocked to see a $26 retail price recommendation. This is amazing quality at that price point. 👏❤️💰This comes together nicely with a lot of well rounded aromas from pristine fruit and working the lees correctly. Very well done, but sadly only 311 cases were produced. A lot of respect for the use of restraint with this wine 👊

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