By: Diana Turk
K&L Staff Member
The Sonoma counterpart to Lewis Cellars' Reserve Chardonnay, the “Barcaglia Lane” Russian River Valley Chardonnay is sourced from a trio of clones at Dutton Ranch and shows more lemon and tropical notes with a smooth, richly textured finish—almost reminiscent of creamy caramel—plus the expected vanilla and oak. This is a full-throttle California white, clocking in at 14.9% abv, but with an elegance and sophistication that would get anyone’s motor running—I’m fully aware that so many puns could crash and burn, but with wine this delicious from the champion 2014 vintage, I just can’t stop. Neither does the long finish.