La Pitchoune Chardonnay 2014

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

With beautiful straw colors and hints of lemon on the nose, it was easy to be deceived transitioning to the palate. The front of the palate initially comes across as being a big “butter-balm”, however, to my surprise the mid-palate quickly shifted into a green apple flavor. With elegant citrus qualities and a refinement typically found in a French Burgundy. You don’t have to be a connoisseur of fine wine to enjoy this delicious chardonnay. I found the wine is best served at about 60 Fahrenheit, with no detectible flavors out of place. This chardonnay would make a great pairing with numerous seafood items such as prawns and scallops, white fish and salmon and, of course, poultry. If you’re looking for a fine wine for your wine cellar, I highly recommend La Pitchoune. Enjoy now or age through 2022.
- John Haggard, Sophie's Cellars