2014 Luli Chardonnay – Santa Lucia Highlands – $19.98 :: Buy Now
The Luli Chardonnay was fermented in 50% stainless steel, and 50% neutral oak barrels. The stainless steel keeps the aromatics pure and the acid crisp, while the neutral barrels give the mineral notes and a greater texture component. Malo-lactic fermentation was prevented to preserve the bright aromatics. Bright gold in color, the wine exhibits vibrant aromatics of orange blossoms, lemon oil, and white flowers with an underlying sense of minerality. On that palate the wine has a full mouth-feel, but is kept very focused and crisp by the acidity.