2017 Pisoni Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

14.1% alc., 85 cases, $80. The Chardonnay vines at Pisoni Estate are perched at 1300 feet elevation where the soils have more granite, schist and gravel and no clay. · Moderate golden yellow color with a very slight haze (unfiltered) in the glass. Engaging aromas of lemon oil, yellow apple, white peach, honey and nutty oak. Soft and sleek in the mouth, with flavors that echo the aromas. Oak finds a pleasing niche. Nicely integrated natural acidity, with a slight salinity, and a pleasing, chalky finish. A striking, texture-driven Chardonnay superb by any measure. Score: 96. Reviewed June 4, 2019

Winery: Pisoni Vineyards & Winery
From article: Russian River Valley: Pisoni/Lucia, Cattleya, Benovia, Furthermore & Small Vines