“le Souvenir” by Paul LatoSierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay

2014 / 750 ml. | Item #: 43283

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From the Producer

White flower, wet stone, and hints of tropical fruit arise on the nose of this classic Chardonnay, which comes from 20 year old Wente clone vines. The lithe acidity is seamless as it cuts through the entire palate, right through a finish of fresh vanilla
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Critical Acclaim

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Aug 2016

"Made all from the Wente clone, the 2014 Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard saw more new oak than most of the releases and spent 14 months in 70% new barrels. Paul has a two-acre parcel in this site, which is located in the Santa Maria Valley, and he first started working with fruit from this site in 2007. This 2014 is medium-bodied, ultra-fine and utterly seamless on the palate, with textbook notes of buttered apples, stone fruits, white flowers and hints of minerality. Every speck of new oak has been completely absorbed by this sensational Chardonnay, and it should drink gorgeously for 5–7 years. I don’t have any experience with aged examples of this cuvee, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it keep for longer either." (96 pts.)

VN94 Vinous Sep 2016

"The 2014 Chardonnay Le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard is the brightest and most finely cut of Paul Lato’s Chardonnays. Lemon peel, white flowers, slate, white pepper and new French oak are pushed forward. The tense style of the site comes through, but the French oak is at the limit for what the wine’s mid-weight structure can handle." (94 pts.)

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From the Producer

White flower, wet stone, and hints of tropical fruit arise on the nose of this classic Chardonnay, which comes from 20 year old Wente clone vines. The lithe acidity is seamless as it cuts through the entire palate, right through a finish of fresh vanilla

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SKU 43283
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name “le Souvenir” by Paul Lato
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.1%
Brand Paul Lato
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Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2014
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Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
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Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Primary Grape Chardonnay
Body N/A
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Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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