Lucia (Pisoni) Chardonnay "Soberanes Vineyard" 2016 (Santa Lucia Highlands, California)

Lucia
(Pisoni) Chardonnay "Soberanes Vineyard" 2016
(Santa Lucia Highlands, California)


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Notes from the Winemaker:
A vibrant greenish-gold color in hue, the Soberanes Chardonnay harmonizes restraint and intensity. Its aromatics, soft at first, deepen into orange blossom and yellow peach. Undertones of minerality showcase the loamy, rocky soils of Soberanes Vineyard, whose bracing, chilly mornings show in the wine’s freshness. We used a light hand in the winery to foster its development, stirring the lees as little as possible during this vintage’s 15-month aging process. The result is a wine of great density and structure on the palate, with a holistic balance of fruit and texture. Great tension in its broad, expansive finish will lead to excellent cellaring for several years to come.

Winemaking:
The Pisoni Family is committed to raising and hand-crafting exceptional wines. The limited-production Lucia wines are created using classic, gentle and thoughtful winemaking techniques. Hand-picked and sorted grapes are fermented on native yeasts and aged in carefully selected French oak barrels. Our state-of-the-art winemaking facility uses gravity flow as part of a custom design conceived to merge the estate vineyards and winery. This affords us complete control of the farming and winemaking process, ensuring consistently superior quality.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2014 Vintage):
"More vibrant, with lots of citrus blossom, crushed rock, white flowers and white peach, the 2014 Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard is medium-bodied, crisp and fresh, yet still packs ample fruit and texture. It’s a classy Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (28th Sep 2016)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2014 Vintage):
"Light, bright yellow. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet displays an array of fresh citrus and orchard fruit qualities and hints of jasmine, iodine and buttery brioche. Stains the palate with sappy Meyer lemon, pear nectar and candied ginger flavors that are sweetened by a subtle vanilla nuance. Rich yet lithe in character, finishing with outstanding persistence and sneaky, bracing mineral and bitter quinine notes." - Josh Raynolds (July 2016)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2014 Vintage):
"Delivers a riveting core of rich, vibrant tangerine, nectarine and white peach flavors, remaining juicy, clean and refreshing throughout. Keeps you coming back for another sip. Drink now. 185 cases made." – JL (May 31, 2016)