Booker Vineyards / My Favorite Neighbor Blanc [Chardonnay] 2020
(San Luis Obispo County, California) - [WA 95] [VM 92]
Regular price $100.00 Sale price $54.99 Save $45.01
A homage to Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure Winery became an obsession. Sourced from exceptional vineyard sites around Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and south to Edna Valley, this wine is cultivated meticulously by the farmers who have become My Favorite Neighbors. With their dedication to the land, we are able to craft a world class wine without any shortcuts or compromises. Welcome to our Neighborhood. 2020’s abundant winter rain and a long, moderate growing season allowed for extended hang times and exceptional fruit quality.
A deep and rich hue of golden straw gives the first clue that this is a serious Chardonnay. Aromas of pear, green apple, and lime peel jump out of the glass followed by more nuanced fragrances of orange blossom, ginger root, and brioche. The sensation on the palate casually demonstrates both broad depth and laser focus. An assertive core of acid and saline minerality rests completely ensconced in rich flavors of pie crust, clotted cream, and burnt caramel. Drink now for fresh vibrance, or in ten years for wild complexity. This wine is a perfect white to be enjoyed year-round.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Chardonnay-bases 2020 Blanc has lush tropical fruits on the nose with accents of toast, almonds and sweet spice. The palate offers generous fruits, a sleek, polished texture, youthful new oak spices and expansive flavors on the long finish. Super classy!" - Erin Brooks (Mar 2022)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Bright, yellow-gold. Expressive orchard and citrus fruit aromas are complemented by building floral, vanilla and fennel nuances. Juicy Meyer lemon, pear nectar and honeydew melon flavors show very good depth and a touch of smokiness. Closes long and lively, with the pear and floral notes repeating." - Josh Raynolds (Jul 2022)