By: Ryan Woodhouse
K&L Staff Member
Firstly this is a screaming deal at this one-time, deeply discounted price. But perhaps more importantly - the wine is flat out delicious! I personally don't think California Chardonnay has ever been in a better place than it is right now. By and large the "oaky / buttery" monstrosities of yesteryear are gone. Most producers have realized that richness, ripeness and new oak are not the end game for this varietal. This bottling from Matias is a great example vibrant, fresh, even racy, modern Chardonnay, with lovely cut and verve on the palate. It still has the texture and weight that most Chardonnay drinkers are looking for, but the minimal oak influence and refreshing acid line allows the wine the surge across the palate with sublime flavors and surprising length. Sourced from two of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands: Sierra Mar and Soberanes. Both vineyards were planted and are farmed by the Pisoni and Franscioni families, the most highly regarded growers in the region. This is top notch SLH Chardonnay for an absolute steal of a price. Time to stock up!