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

2017 Cattleya Call to Adventure Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.3% alc., 68 cases, $70. The name is derived from Bibiana’s start of her own winery marking a new adventure. Sourced from Pratt Vineyard. Four rows of Clone 15 were planted about 20 years ago by Jim Pratt. Whole cluster pressed and cold-settled overnight. Primary fermentation lasted four months followed by complete malolactic fermentation. Aged 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. This is a wine to please those looking for both fruit and minerality. There is a delightful array of stone fruit, lemon and pineapple fruit aromas and flavors along with oak-driven notes of spice, brioche, honey and toffee. This wine always delivers a delicious drinking experience and has the right cut and lip-smacking length to satisfy. Even better when tasted a day after opening. Score: 94. Reviewed June 4, 2019

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