La Follette Los Primeros Chardonnay 2020
|California, Sonoma County
Pale gold in color and day bright, the wine brings aromas of pear, peach and yellow apple with a touch of brioche. On the palate the apple is closer to golden delicious with Bartlett pear and hints of apricot. Medium plus acidity makes the wine all at once mouth filling and thirst quenching. The finish lingers with bright green herbal notes and a hint of creaminess from extended aging on the fine lees. This Chardonnay pairs well with soft rind cheeses, nuts, and dried fruits. Shrimp Scampi with a touch of lemon and parsley in the sauce does well as will roasted pheasant or squab topped with a fig reduction jus. Start with an avocado salad with green goddess dressing and you will have a meal to remember.
Tropical notes of pineapple and mango complement the peach, citrus and melon flavors at the core of this white, with hints of green tea and fresh citrus, backed by crisp acidity against a round, seamless body. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.