2014 Le Pich Chardonnay
$27.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Julian Fayard is a native French winemaker who moved to Napa in 2006 to be closer to his wife’s home in Sonoma County. He worked previously for Château Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux, in Provence, as well as five years for Phillipe Melka. He has teamed up with wunderkind viticulturist Steve Matthiasson (consultant to notables such as Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Chappellet, David Arthur and Stag’s Leap Cellars) to produce two labels: Le Pich (a native American term for “golden eagle”) and Purlieu. This means “the edge of the forest,” and is a reference to the winery’s home base near the new Coombsville AVA.
Winery Tasting Notes: “A pale gold color leads to a nose of baked pear, vanilla and piecrust. Flavors of white fruits, fresh citrus and baking spices culminate in a rich and creamy mouthfeel with a long, clean finish. Fermented in 80% new French oak barrels for 16 months.”
Blend: 100% chardonnay
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