Full Review

Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .01%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy

Le Vigne
2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .01%
Brilliant light gold color. Citrusy, clean, creamy, fresh, floral aromas and flavors of pineapple, sweet cream, and saffron with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long shaved coconut, apricot, and toasted pine nuts finish with soft, silky, well-integrated tannins and light oak. A delicious and lengthy chardonnay that wlll have you begging another sip.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pineapple, sweet cream, and saffron
Taste Flavor: shaved coconut, apricot, and toasted pine nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steamed Crab Legs, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and lengthy chardonnay that wlll have you begging another sip.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

Their Portfolio

95 Ame de la Vigne 2012 "Soul of the Vineyard", Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $41.00.
90 Kiara 2014 Private Reserve, Merlot, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
90 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
92 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
91 Kiara 2016 Private Reserve, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
90 Kiara Bella NV White Wine, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $13.00.
90 Kiara Bella NV Red Wine, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
87 Kiara Bella 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
84 Kiara Bella 2016 Moscato, California 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
92 Le Vigne 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
89 Le Vigne 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $21.00.
91 Le Vigne 2012 Nikiara, Red Blend, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
89 Le Vigne 2013 Merlot, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $19.00.
91 Le Vigne 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $17.00.
94 Le Vigne 2013 Di Domenico, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $31.00.
90 Le Vigne 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Merlot, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $19.00.
89 Le Vigne 2015 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
86 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $41.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
89 Le Vigne 2014 Nikiara, Paso Robles 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
94 Le Vigne 2014 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $43.00.
87 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $38.00.
93 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Grenache, Paso Robles 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
95 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Malbec, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $37.00.
94 Le Vigne 2016 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $23.00.
85 Le Vigne 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
84 Le Vigne 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.8% (USA) $18.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 di Acquarello, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
92 Le Vigne 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
82 Le Vigne 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
86 Le Vigne 2015 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 15.1% (USA) $25.00.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.