2013 Laetitia Arroyo Grande Valley Chardonnay

13.8% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.67, 15,000 cases, $20. Harvest Brix 23.7º-25.8º. Clones 96, 97, Wente 17 and Clone 4. Whole cluster pressed, 75% malolactic fermentation. 100% barrel fermented for 9 months in Francois Frères and Rousseau French oak barrels (25% new, 75% neutral). · Moderately light golden straw color and clear in the glass. A pleasing compliment of aromas including lemon, tropical fruits, vanilla cream and buttery oak. Crisp and bright in the mouth with flavors of citrus, lemongrass, grilled white peach, brioche and baking spices. The wine finishes clean with a refreshing cut of lemon zest on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed February 8, 2015

Winery: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay