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2015 Paul Lato East of Eden Pisoni Vineyard Chardonnay

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March 5, 2023 - $52

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RATINGS

96+ The Wine Advocate

...outright blockbuster, revealing opulent apricot preserves, honey drizzled pears and candied ginger notes over suggestions of buttered popcorn, brioche and toasted almonds, plus a waft of jasmine. The medium to full-bodied palate is draped in decadent stone fruit and spice flavors, with gregarious exotic spice accents and a lovely creamy texture that coats the palate through the long finish.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.