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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Laetitia Estate Chardonnay 2011
Laetitia Estate Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 119130)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine opens with stunning notes of lychee and fresh lemongrass and effortlessly transitions into nuances of mango, creamy coconut and sweet sandalwood. Beaming with acidity and vibrant minerality, the Estate Chardonnay is a pure expression of the extreme coastal influence and complex soils that are Laetitia.
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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.