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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Laetitia Estate Chardonnay 2009
Laetitia Estate Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 108066)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Enjoy aromas of jasmine, lychee and tea rose that transition on the palate to flavors of lemon drop, ripe pear and crisp green apple. This Chardonnay offers a smoky, spicy anise character that weaves through the honeyed finish, framed by elegant oak and bright acidity. Flavorful and delicious, the wine brings the richness of honey and the rigor of minerality into thoughtful balance.
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About Laetitia Vineyard & Winery:

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery lies on a hillside within sight of the Pacific Ocean. The sweeping 1,850 acre estate enjoys a host of microclimates enhancing the vineyard's ability to produce a range of Burgundian varietals that express Laetitia's unique terrior. French viticulturists first discovered the property in 1982, investing heavily to develop the estate's potential. Under the new leadership of Selim Zilkha, the winemaking approach combines the celebrated French style and the experience of American Eric Hickey to make a wine that expresses the potential of the winery's coastal vineyards.