VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
August 27, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2015 Cattleya Pratt Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., 65 cases, $70. Clone 15 (an old Wente clone). Native fermented and aged 16 months in French oak barrels 66% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Aromatically alive with scents of lemon oil, honey, toast, baking spice and caramel. Mouth filling flavors of lemon, golden apple, yellow grapefruit and toasty brioche in a discreetly rich style with inviting brightness, gracious texture, exquisite balance and a lasting finish. An seductive wine by all measures. Score: 94. Reviewed November 12, 2017

Winery: Cattleya Wines
From article: Colombian-born, French-trained, California-based Winemaker Achieves Remarkable Success