If you’ve ever been faced with buying a gift for a couple and one half of said couple claims to not like Chardonnay, this is going to be your solution. Greg La Follette had a storied career creating many renowned wines in California, and while he approaches wine making as a science, he is the first to admit even he has a lot to learn.
His current project, the eponymous La Follette, is allowing Greg the opportunity to take everything he has learned during his decades of winemaking and produce the wines that he likes. These are not your typical wines. In many cases, they show more similarity with Burgundy than California, something that is certainly true with the Manchester Ridge Chardonnay. Born from fruit that enjoyed a long, cool growing season 2,000 feet up in Mendocino County, this Chardonnay is light and elegant, ripe and even a bit creamy, but crisp with green apple and tart pineapple fruit. As good as it gets in California!