This is a crisp, dry Chardonnay that can compete with Premier Cru Chablis. Classically produced with 85% neutral French oak, this 2018 offers a lively mineral profile and freshness thanks to the maritime influence of Sonoma Coast. Notes of stone fruit and wet stone fill the glass with textured acidity and a long finish. Named as 'Cuvée #5', 2018 marks their 2nd vintage of this specific bottling. Food that will go great with this- think shellfish, seafood or poultry like a roasted chicken. 334 cases were produced.
Cattleya is the wine brand that Bibiana Pisoni produces. As a recent winemaker of the year for the SF Chronicle, Bibiana is Colombian-born, French-trained and the winemaker for Wayfarer. Cattleya is her own winery which has been touted as one of the most exciting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers coming out of California today. From working at famed Old World domaines including Côte-Rôtie's Domaine Stéphane Ogier, then at Domaine Clusel-Roch to the Bordeaux estates of Château Haut-Brion & La Mission Haut-Brion, Bibiana has been perfecting her winemaking game in California for the last decade. Her single vineyard offerings are among the best in their class and these two newly released Cuvée offerings are a must-try if you love good Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.