I have to get in at least one more Chardonnay post while the weather is still warm enough to enjoy it outdoors. This wine caught my attention last weekend and they guy who bought it has a solid history in making good wine choices…hello Rombauer!
The L on the label stands for Lewis. (I was hoping for Lisa, but hey, maybe someday. 😉 The grapes are from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma. Reading about this winery, you can see that the winemakers are going for quality in their wines, rather than a watered down, so-so experience when you open up one of their bottles.
The color, of this particular Chardonnay was like pale wheat. You could smell a little spice, oak and tropical fruits and the first sip had many layers of flavors with a nice, long finish. Also, really well balanced. Not too heavy on the oak or spice.
Reading about other wines from Lewis Vineyards, I am excited to try the Napa Chardonnay that promises lots of butter, caramel custard and hazelnut. Wow! My kind of wine.
You can find this one at your local specialty wine shop for around $60. If not, the wine store can usually order it for you if you request it. Definitely not a wine that you could drink everyday, but I would strongly recommend this one for some special gatherings with those who appreciate a good Chardonnay.
Wine Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷 out of 4
Cheers my dears!