Cattleya Cuvee No. 5 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2018
Ah, the Pacific Coast! It’s a place of almost otherworldly beauty, where my thoughts drift to daydreaming about clusters of grapes as I drive down the winding roads. The dense fog, the ocean, the salty breeze, all of these are elements which impact the vibrancy, minerality, and precision of this Sonoma Coast wine.
I have been waiting for a while, to produce a blend with Sonoma Coast fruit that would capture the essence of the cooling influence of the ocean proximity, revealing complexity, acidity, minerality and longevity. Chardonnay is a special varietal. It seduces with its complex array of flavors and texture. This wine evokes pure lemon meringue pie with intense acidity and a long, persistent finish. White peach and wet stone, complimented by focused acidity and a long textured finish. - Winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez Rave
Our Cuvée Number Five is composed of three different clones from two vineyards influenced by the cooling effect of the coastal fog.
93 Pts. Jeb Dunnuck
92 Pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate