Morlet Family Vineyards Ma Princesse Chardonnay 2020
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
|Brand||Morlet Family Vineyards|
I loved the nose on the 2020 Chardonnay Ma Princesse, which has a captivating array of white peach, pineapple, minty herbs, and flowers. Coming from older vines in the Ritchie Vineyard in the Russian River, it's full-bodied, concentrated, and vibrant, with beautiful purity and length.
Sourced from the Ritchie Vineyard and barrel fermented in one-third new French oak, the 2020 Chardonnay Ma Princesse is a beauty, featuring intriguing scents of pencil shavings, crushed stone, pineapple and lemon. It's medium to full-bodied but nicely delineated and crisp, with a zesty, lingering finish.
The 2020 Chardonnay Ma Princesse is very pretty and airy, but retains all the classic textural notes that are such signatures of Luc Morlet's wines. Strong mineral and savory accents lend complexity as well as nuance. Mineral and ash undertones on the finish add a distinctive flair.