Paul Lato "Le Souvenir" Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

$74.99

98 points - limited                          Limited new Chardonnay from cult producer Paul Lato.  First time available! Limited. 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck:  "Showing a touch more oak (it was brought up in 70% new barrels), the 2015 Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard offers classic notes of white peach, pineapple and buttered stone fruits intermixed with spice and hints of toasted nuts. It's ripe, beautifully textured and full-bodied on the palate offering tons of richness and depth as well as a great finish." The Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard is a classic Paul Lato Chardonnay built on texture and resonance. Candied lemon, orange peel, spices and butter blossom in the glass. The flavors are quite rich, yet there is a sense of energy that keeps things in focus. Bright saline notes add lift on the finish. It is both rich and precise. Ideally it needs at least a few years to integrate the oak a little more fully. This is a terrific example of Santa Maria Chardonnay.

Share Paul Lato "Le Souvenir" Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 on FacebookShare Paul Lato "Le Souvenir" Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 on TwitterShare Paul Lato "Le Souvenir" Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 via email

Ratings on Delectable

Bryan Kesting

This is consistently a good wine. Butter cream, honey, white flowers and layers of citrus. Drinking well now with minimal air.

This is consistently a good wine. Butter cream, honey, white flowers and layers of citrus. Drinking well now with minimal air.

9.4

Bryan Kesting

This one had a little more age on it and was drinking great. Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.

This one had a little more age on it and was drinking great. Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.

9.4

Nick H

Excellent with stir fry dinner! Lemon and floral notes with balanced, yet focused, acidity and crushed stone to mellow it out.

Excellent with stir fry dinner! Lemon and floral notes with balanced, yet focused, acidity and crushed stone to mellow it out.

9.4

Michael Phillips

A bit too oaky but rather pleasant

A bit too oaky but rather pleasant

9.3

Michael Phillips

Didn’t live up to hype! Not well balanced a bit too acidic.

Didn’t live up to hype! Not well balanced a bit too acidic.

9.2

Nicole Hetzel Delectable Pro

Phenomenal, PHE-NOMNOMN-enamel (:

Phenomenal, PHE-NOMNOMN-enamel (:

9.8

Howard

Beautifully crisp with green apple and honeysuckle.

Beautifully crisp with green apple and honeysuckle.

9.4

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.