Full Review

Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2019 Estate, Chardonnay, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.73%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Lorenzi Estate
2019 Estate, Chardonnay, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.73%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut and banana custard pies, toffee, and milkweed with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-long finish that shows accents of white balsamic drizzled apples, salty roasted chestnuts, and brioche with light oak flavor. A rich and inviting Chardonnay with toothsome and toasty fruit and nut notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: coconut and banana custard pies, toffee, and milkweed
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of white balsamic drizzled apples, salty roasted chestnuts, and brioche
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and inviting Chardonnay with toothsome and toasty fruit and nut notes.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

The Producer
36095 Monte de Oro Rd
Temecula, CA 92592
USA
1 951-313-6407

Their Portfolio

89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Reserve Fifty Fifty Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve Bold Move Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve Lot 1254, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $85.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 The Contrarian Private Reserve, Merlot, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $55.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2016 The Seven, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $95.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Extended Aging Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Los Cojones Block, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 The Catalyst Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $75.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate, Merlot, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2019 Estate, Chardonnay, South Coast 15.73% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2019 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 15.2% (USA) $45.00.
94 Lorenzi Estate 2018 De Ambrogio Block, Zinfandel, South Coast 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
95 Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Catalyst IX Reserve Red Blend, South Coast 14.9% (USA) $65.00.

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.