Lutum Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Paco Suro Delectable Pro

Hmmm. More weight to it than I would like. Screams Sonoma Coast.

Hmmm. More weight to it than I would like. Screams Sonoma Coast.

8.9

David Lentine Delectable Pro

13’ Lutum Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay. This certainly is not what I expected. Not in a bad way! Color- Pale yellow. A yellow-dull green tint to the core of it. Pour a glass & let it open up & warm up for about 15 minutes. Palate- WOW ... so much going on. Crushed rock, white peach, white pepper. Ripe & tart, wrapped in a blanket of acidity. The back of the palate has a bit of creaminess to it. The acidity slowly fades towards the end. Extremely well-made wine. Drink them up! I’ll have to get my hands on some 2015 for sure!

13’ Lutum Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay. This certainly is not what I expected. Not in a bad way! Color- Pale yellow. A yellow-dull green tint to the core of it. Pour a glass & let it open up & warm up for about 15 minutes. Palate- WOW ... so much going on. Crushed rock, white peach, white pepper. Ripe & tart, wrapped in a blanket of acidity. The back of the palate has a bit of creaminess to it. The acidity slowly fades towards the end. Extremely well-made wine. Drink them up! I’ll have to get my hands on some 2015 for sure!

9.4

Meg Maker Delectable Pro

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

Pale straw yellow with glints of green, it’s creamy aromatically but with high notes of lemony fruit. The body is ample and spicy, with ginger, lemon tea, and clove. There’s good freshness underneath these flavors, but the finish is likewise spiced, and on the whole—at least within the first hour or two— the fruit and site seem to take the back seat with the cellar at the wheel. It was more restrained and integrated on Day Two, calmer and more nuanced, suggesting that the wine would profit from a couple of years of bottle age. Pair it now with medium aged cheeses, seafood, and gratins. 14.2% abv (sample)

Pale straw yellow with glints of green, it’s creamy aromatically but with high notes of lemony fruit. The body is ample and spicy, with ginger, lemon tea, and clove. There’s good freshness underneath these flavors, but the finish is likewise spiced, and on the whole—at least within the first hour or two— the fruit and site seem to take the back seat with the cellar at the wheel. It was more restrained and integrated on Day Two, calmer and more nuanced, suggesting that the wine would profit from a couple of years of bottle age. Pair it now with medium aged cheeses, seafood, and gratins. 14.2% abv (sample)

8.6

Thibaut Marquis Delectable Pro

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

Love those guys!

Love those guys!

9.1

Don Parker

Going down nice with the food at Dudley Market in Venice.

Going down nice with the food at Dudley Market in Venice.

9.1

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm

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