La Follette Chardonnay Russian River Valley Lorenzo Vineyard 2008

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This wine shows delicate floral aromas juxtaposed with more sauvage, visceral components. Pungent white freesia, vani...

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2008: Beautiful rich, sweet and oaky nose. Very concentrated. Smooth with medium acidity. Lots of spice. Vanilla dominates. Gooseberry, peaches, pa... Read more

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. We have tasted this wine three tim... Read more

"Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. We have tasted this wine three ti... Read more

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Snooth User: Philip James
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03/20/2011

2008: Beautiful rich, sweet and oaky nose. Very concentrated. Smooth with medium acidity. Lots of spice. Vanilla dominates. Gooseberry, peaches, papaya and guava flavors as well. Nice.


External Reviews for La Follette Chardonnay Russian River Valley Lorenzo Vineyard

11/13/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. We have tasted this wine three times and finally think we have a handle on it. This is not an ordinary Chardonnay. Its first aromas are wholly off-putting to the point that they smell of skunk and animal compounds at the zoo. But surprisingly, this feral quality is exactly what the winemaker claims he is trying to capture, and no doubt he has. The story does not end there, however, because the underlying fruit, oak and balance here all add up to very grand wine if left on their own. Veal piccata or a blackened salmon filet would work well here now and over the next several years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. We have tasted this wine three times and finally think we have a handle on it. This is not an ordinary Chardonnay. Its first aromas are wholly off-putting to the point that they smell of skunk and animal compounds at the zoo. But surprisingly


Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet is an olfactory feast of ginger, clove, creme brulee, yellow nectarine and toasted coconut with a drizzle or caramel. The entry, marked by lively acidity, leads to a silky palate of smooth tannins and tremendous depth of flavor. While this bottling has a stronger malolactic signature than our other two Chardonnays, it also benefits from a tension between the fruit, richness, and acid. This wine finishes long with a firm minerality and continues to develop complexity with aeration.

Tasting Notes:

This wine shows delicate floral aromas juxtaposed with more sauvage, visceral components. Pungent white freesia, vanilla bean, Asian pear and a touch of anise spice and musk aromatics, with a smooth entry and a rich, textured mouthfeel. With time in the glass, notes of caramel, fried plantain, narcissus and the pleasing fruitiness of the Old Wente clone emerge, though the acids persist long into the finish.

The bouquet is an olfactory feast of ginger, clove, creme brulee, yellow nectarine and toasted coconut with a drizzle or caramel. The entry, marked by lively acidity, leads to a silky palate of smooth tannins and tremendous depth of flavor. While this bottling has a stronger malolactic signature than our other two Chardonnays, it also benefits from a tension between the fruit, richness, and acid. This wine finishes long with a firm minerality and continues to develop complexity with aeration.

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Notes: Native yeast in French oak barrels


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