2013 Lucia “Soberanes” Chardonnay


2013 Lucia “Soberanes” Chardonnay

$60 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Here’s another awesome entry from the first family of winemaking on the Central Coast, the Pisonis, with patriarch Gary, and sons Mark (viticulturist) and Jeff (winemaker).  If you are a long-time Wine Club member, this brand is likely very familiar to you.  Carpe Vino has had a long, fruitful (pun intended) relationship with the Pisonis, underscored by two world-class Wine Club blowouts at their vineyard hideaway in the Santa Lucia Highlands.  I’m not sure I could withstand the after tremors of another cave adventure there, but what the hell. . .nobody lives forever!

Gary Pisoni is very similar to Gary Moffat. . .attempting to segue gradually out of the rat race with mixed results so far.  Nonetheless, the heavy lifting is now happily the responsibility of our progeny . . .God bless them.  On both sides, they’re doing fabulous work, and this Chardonnay is a testament to the Pisoni family’s unrelenting joy of making and selling grand juice.

Winery Tasting Notes:  “This was a beautiful year for chardonnay vines at the Soberanes Vineyard. Bright and vibrant on the nose, the wine gives a racy, pure and mineral-driven character true to the granite-laden soil where the vines reside. While swirling the glass, floral, citrus and light-passion fruit notes express themselves. On the palate, the wine has great depth that blends seamlessly with the long finish. The also-present vibrant acidity ensures a long evolution for those who decide to age a few bottles in their cellar, where the wine will age gracefully over the next decade.”

Blend:  100% chardonnay

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