Morlet Family Vineyards Ma Princesse Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
|Brand||Morlet Family Vineyards|
Ma Princesse comes from the Ritchie vineyard in Russian River, planted to Old Wente clone selection, from vines that are 50+ years old. A barrel sample to be bottled in February 2021, the 2019 Chardonnay Ma Princesse needs a little swirling to unlock gorgeous scents of lemon meringue pie, lime cordial and honeydew melon with wafts of toasted almonds, brioche and nutmeg. The medium to full-bodied palate has a decadent oiliness to the texture with just enough freshness to lift the ripe, rich melon and toast flavors with a long finish. 400 cases are due to be made.
The 2019 Chardonnay Ma Princesse comes from the Russian River Valley (Ritchie Vineyard), and it's another terrific Chardonnay. Stunning stone fruits, white flowers, green almond, chalky mineral, and a beautiful sense of salty, mineral, marine-like character all define the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a tight, backward mouthfeel and a great finish. It needs at least another year in the cellar, but it's going to deliver the goods through 2033.
The 2019 Chardonnay Ma Princesse is creamy, open-knit and quite seductive. Soft contours lend tremendous charm to this super-expressive Chardonnay. Bright floral accents add lift as well as energy. This rich, resonant Chardonnay has a ton to offer.