Paul Lato Notes: ”This wine possesses a powerful and exuberant nose of brioche and lemon zest, with nuances of vanilla and spice. It is dry, yet plenty rich in its taste, with a medium-plus body, voluptuous and round texture, and nuances of minerals. The seamless integration of new French oak provides plenty of structure, and leads into a gracefully dry finish, inviting you to take another sip. It will drink wonderfully on its own with a great conversation or while reading your favorite novel. One of our favorite dishes to pair is a creamy Lobster risotto in light saffron spice.”
This wine is probably any bit as good, if not better compared to the 2017, 18 and 19 vintages!
Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points (2019): “The 2019 Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard just about jumps out of the glass with its orchard and citrus fruits, spice, and rocky, mineral, marine-like aromas and flavors. Coming from a site outside of Santa Maria, it’s medium to full-bodied, has wonderful purity and precision, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It’s unquestionably up with the top Chardonnay in the vintage and will keep for 5-7 years, although I see no need to delay gratification.”
*Future – arrives mid April 2022