Lola Wines Chardonnay 2016
Founded by winemaker Seth Cripe in 2008, Lola Wines offers such incredible values in classic California wines. Lola is a Napa Valley-based boutique winery with the vision of creating high quality, but approachable wines. The winemaking approach pays tribute to the old-world tradition with carefully selected vineyards and handcrafted in small batches. Lola’s portfolio consists of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Dry Riesling from Russian River, Sonoma Coast, Mendocino and Santa Lucia Highlands. At Lola, Seth does not believe in reinventing the wheels—he just makes lovely, e wines that are genuinely good, honestly priced, and simply delicious.
Wine AdvocateA Sonoma Coast bargain fermented with native yeast with full malolactic, aged mainly in stainless steel and partially in older French oak, the 2016 Chardonnay charges out of the gate with gorgeous lemongrass, orange peel and honeycomb notes over a core of lemon tart and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, fine-boned and lively in the mouth, it has a lovely savory/yeasty character and bags of poise coming through on the finish. 3,800 cases were made.