2017 Paul Lato Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard$74.99
California's Central Coast is the perfect climate for growing world-class Chardonnay, and we are super stoked to be able to offer the wines from Paul Lato. Paul Lato is arguably the best wine-maker from the Central Coast, he has the most 95+ rated wines from his stable than anyone. The Le Souvenir Chardonnay is an absolute blockbuster that is the most exceptional Central coast Chardonnay we have ever offered. All of Paul Lato's wines are small production, usually sold on his mailing list only, but we will have a few cases of this beauty arriving in about one week. This is a Chardonnay lovers wine, definitely worth trying, and highly recommended by the Envoyer staff!
Jeb Dunnuck 98 pts! From a site in the Santa Maria Valley and aged 15 months in 60% new French oak, the 2017 Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard from Lato offers a vivid gold color as well as a rocking bouquet of lemon curd, crushed rocks, white currants, spice box, and white flowers. Rich, powerful, and layered, yet also vibrant and racy, with beautiful purity and precision on the palate, it's one of the most seamless, flawlessly balanced wines in the lineup. It's brilliant today yet should evolve effortlessly.Wine Advocate (Erin Brooks) 97 pts! Grapes for this wine come from a parcel of 24-year-old vines planted in sandy soils, and the wine was aged 15 months in 60% new French oak. Youthfully coiled, the 2017 Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard has a mineral-driven nose that slowly, slowly opens up to saline, crushed shell, white peach, tiny touches of baking spice and nutmeg coming through from the amazingly integrated 75% new oak, lime skin, dried hay and leaves,