2019 Lucienne Lone Oak Vineyard Chardonnay
93 pts - Vinous, May 2022
“Limpid yellow-gold. An expressive bouquet evokes ripe pear, pineapple, mango, honey and jasmine, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Stains the palate with sappy orchard and tropical fruit, vanilla and honeysuckle flavors that are complemented by suggestions of tarragon and candied ginger. Shows fine clarity and breadth on the smooth, persistent finish, with the floral and vanilla notes repeating emphatically. 45% new French oak.” — J.R.
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, leading to 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.