Lucia Chardonnay Estate Cuvée 2021
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
The Lucia Estate Cuvée Chardonnay is always a unique opportunity to showcase the harmony that is created by blending lots from two vineyards. This wine’s impressive richness is first detected through notes of spiced red apple, honeysuckle, peach blossom, and crème brulée as they escape the confines of the glass. As this cuvée graces the palate, the 58% Soberanes Vineyard component shines with mineral driven notes of crushed rock and citrus flavors of lemon peel, while the Pisoni Vineyard 42% makes its mark with a phenolic texture and concentrated notes of Bosc pear and white peach. This balanced Chardonnay finishes spectacularly with crisp acidity, hints of toasty brioche, and undeniable texture from 10 months of aging in 35% new French oak.
Lovely aromas of Asian pear, delicate white lily, lime pith and river water invite the nose into this bottling. There's an impressively chalky texture on the palate, giving balance to the ripe apple and pineapple flesh flavors.