La Follette Los Primeros Chardonnay 2016
Wet stone minerality at entry lifts to an enlivening arc of acidity on the palate. Subtle hints of cream and white peach are balanced by a clean, bright finish. La Follette honors these expressive vineyards with judicious use of oak and minimal handling of the wine in yielding a polished, yet dynamic Chardonnay.
Wine EnthusiastThe grapes for this wine come 83% from Sonoma County, the remainder mostly from Monterey, with just 2% from Mendocino. It's made in a quenching style of succulent acidity and nuanced flavors of fig, quince and Meyer lemon, the backbone nicely rich in graham cracker.
Wine SpectatorRichly spiced, featuring dried pineapple and mango overtones to the white fruit flavors. Honeycomb notes show on the finish. Drink now. 2,800 cases made.