2017 Cattleya Cuvée Number Five Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., 167 cases, $50. A blend of Old Wente, clone 78 and clone 15 from two vineyard sites. Gently whole cluster pressed with a small bladder press. The free-run juice was settled overnight in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to French oak barrels and puncheons for fermentation. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 11 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Well-ripened yellow peach, apple and pineapple aromas and flavors are featured. Quite charming, with enviable balance, a suave texture and energetic acidity. The wine literally slides off the back of the palate. Score: 92. Reviewed June 4, 2019

Winery: Cattleya Wines
From article: Russian River Valley: Pisoni/Lucia, Cattleya, Benovia, Furthermore & Small Vines