Laetitia, Arroyo Grande Valley (Central Coast, California) Chardonnay Estate 2019

($22):  Let me jump to the bottom line: This is a great value Chardonnay.  Racy and clean, this vigorous Chardonnay has the barest hint of alluring creaminess as well.  Though not an opulent style of Chardonnay, it still has plenty of stuffing and terrific energy.  Its charm is amplified by a trace of grapefruit pith-like flavor in the finish.  Its 13.4 percent stated alcohol, once again, belies the idea that you need super-ripe grapes to make a super wine.
93 Michael Apstein Oct 27, 2020