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PAUL LATO CHARDONNAY "LE SOUVENIR", SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD, SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2015
NVWE Notes: Life turns lovely as soon as the cork is pulled, yet it takes airing to fully reveal this wine’s almost regal beauty. Elegantly fruity and richly savory, it opens with lemon blossom, lemon curd, white peach, fresh apple sauce, quince, white rose, nutmeg and vanilla wafer scents, in counterpoint to others of dried peach, hazelnut nougat and slate. Sophistication and polished style are notable on the palate, where the texture is racy, yet supple. In the mouth, hazelnut husk, peach pit, lemon meringue notes and chalky minerality all find seamless harmony with the rich, lingering flavors of tarte tatin, white peach, dried yellow peach, quince jam, dried orange peel, brioche, toasted hazelnut and slate which follow. Gorgeous dinner wine already, it should be truly great in about three years.
Lato's 2015 Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard is endowed with notable precision and tension. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, white pepper and chalky notes reinforce an impression of finesse and nuance. A slight touch of reduction adds complexity to this understated, focused Chardonnay from Paul Lato. Drink 2017 - 2022 Antonio Galloni Sep 2017