2018 Lucienne Lone Oak Vineyard Chardonnay
95 pts - Tasting Panel
93 pts - Vinous
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast
Our 146-acre certified sustainable Lone Oak Vineyard sits at the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands where it is cooled by ocean breezes from the Monterey Bay. Morning fog lingers here while the wind picks up in the afternoon, making for a long, cool growing season that allows grapes to slowly develop flavor and concentration. With gentle, east-facing slopes and elevations between 180 and 500 feet, the vineyard’s ancient alluvial soils assure excellent drainage. Our Chardonnay from Lone Oak carries heady scents of sweet grape blossom and tropical fruit layered with notes of vanilla and buttery oak. This is a soft, exquisitely balanced wine, with a mellow finish that ends with a slightly spicy kick.