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Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate
Region: Russian River, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%
Item no. 108584
The Lorenzo Vineyard is thirty-three year old vineyard that occupies a unique site just west of the city of Santa Rosa and less than 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Cool climate and clayey soil make for an especially late bud break in spring and a long hang time for the fruit to reach maturity.
This rich, complex wine pairs well with a range of cuisines and helps to turn any meal into a memorable occasion. Some our favorite pairings include sea scallops and halibut, as well as cream sauced dishes.
From one of my favorite sites (made famous by Helen Turley) is the 2008 Chardonnay Lorenzo. Attractive aromas of citrus oil, lemon butter, orange blossoms, flowers and an unmistakable minerality jump from the glass of this light green/gold-hued wine. Great acids, a consistent component of this cool site, buttress a rich, flavorful Chardonnay that is reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of white Burgundy and a northern California white. This is a beauty of complexity (lots of flowers and fruit), structure and depth. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.