VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
November 1, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2013 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.607, 818 cases, $38. The winery‚Äôs flagship Chardonnay. Barrel fermented with native yeasts and aged on the lees. 100% malolactic fermentation. Wente and Robert young clones. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Light lemon yellow color in the glass. A lot to discover in the nose, with aromas of tropical fruits and flowers, buttery brioche, lemon oil, coconut water and seashell. Fruit flavors of pineapple, guava, lemon are mixed with butterscotch and graham in this well-composed wine with integrated acidity and a clean, uplifting finish. Score: 91. Reviewed December 1, 2016

Winery: Keller Estate
From article: Recently Tasted Chardonnay