This is another take-it-or-leave-it version of Lot 5. As per usual, it’s an intense example of Leyda Valley Chardonnay, which means it’s super briny and barely ripe. Blazing acidity creates a sense of sharpness, while saline-rich flavors of citrus and oak finish racy in that patented Chilean coastal way.
“Very pale straw color. Nose of grapefruit, white flowers, green onion, sea shells. Clean and crisp on the palate, with lively acid, some apricot and white peach. Quite intensely herbal, even for my palate, with flavors that remind me of tomatillos and green chili peppers. But there’s enough freshness and juicy fruit that I still think it works out.”