Luli Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
Luli Chardonnay possesses fresh aromatics and a focused mouthfeel. Weather conditions and stressed vines allowed for harvesting of lower brix, which in turn provides a vibrant, uplifting quality. Floral aromas are matched with undertones of blood orange and stone fruit. A juicy, slightly weighted mid-palate from the neutral oak barrels transitions seamlessly to minerality and mouthwatering acidity.
Light, bright yellow. Aromas of fresh pear, nectarine and Meyer lemon pick up hints of toasty lees and tarragon with air. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering pliant orchard and pit fruit flavors that are sharpened by an undercurrent of bitter citrus zest. Finishes sappy, focused and quite long, with a lingering suggestion of succulent herbs.
The 2018 Chardonnay is also terrific. Coming from the Santa Lucia Highlands, it offers a classy, medium-bodied, nicely balanced style as well as good richness, integrated acidity, and textbook Chardonnay notes of orchard and peach fruits. It's another winner.