The WALT "La Brisa” Sonoma County Chardonnay boasts a deep straw color. Bright, playful aromatics feature tropical fruit and melon, followed by hints of sweet hazelnut and toasted marshmallow. The creamy palate is deep, lush, and overflowing with apricot, pear and citrus flavors, with a penetrating, complex finish that sails on and on.
Wine Advocate 86 points - Well-proportioned, offering a mix of ripe pear, light fig and honeydew flavors, with light oak notes. Nothing stands out except the completeness. Drink now. 1,629 cases made.
Our WALT "La Brisa” Sonoma County Chardonnay is a blend of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast vineyards, whose cool microclimates and restrictive soils grow complex, compelling fruit. This bottling captures this appellation’s vibrancy, ripe tropical and citrus fruits, and incredible persistence.
With both of our Chardonnays, we allow optimal ripeness in the vineyard. We wait for the evolution of flavor and textural maturity, in balance with vineyard conditions, to realize the wine’s desired flavor profile. In the winery, we are relentlessly gentle and manage every minute aspect of the process with the utmost care.