Lucia Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
Always a perfect pair, the Pisoni and Soberanes vineyards blend seamlessly to create the 2019 Lucia Chardonnay. In its infancy, this wine possesses a greenish lemon hue while catching the light of each swirl in the glass. The rocky, granite laden soils of the Soberanes Vineyard give distinct structure, with chalky, wet stone notes, backed by bright flavors of green apple and lemon zest. Not to be outdone, the Pisoni Vineyard, with its higher elevation, gives added richness and power to the wine in the form of ripe pear, apple crisp, and vanilla bean notes. Together, these sites create a wine with exquisite balance, purity of fruit, and a pillar of bright, focused acidity.
Starting with the appellation 2019 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands, this light gold-hued effort has a big, exuberant bouquet of honeyed melon, pineapple, chalky minerality, and subtle toasty nuances. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, it's perfect for readers wanting to see the quality coming from the Santa Lucia Highlands, or the style of this label. It will keep for 4-6 years, if not longer, although there's no need to delay gratification.
This spicy version is loaded with plush, open-textured apple, pear and peach flavors. The cream-filled finish shows meringue and buttered toast accents. Drink now. 350 cases made.