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Cattleya Chardonnay Pratt Vineyard RRV 2013

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $85.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points
“With 5 years under impeccable cellar conditions, this gloriously silky and buttery nectar tastes like liquid gold! Simultaneously pristine, refreshing, and oh-so satisfying, this inaugural release promises to deliver massive satisfaction for years to come. Framed by brilliant freshness, it evolves with complex flavors of apple, pear, lemon curd, nectarine, dried apricot, mineral, vanilla bean, flowers and honey, along with a savory swirl of sweet, exotic spices. Oak adds the perfect touch of buttered toast, perfectly dry on the incredibly balanced and long finish. Irresistible today, but has the potential to continue to age effortlessly, a rarely seen feat with California Chardonnay.” - California Wine Advisors

“Cattleya is the personal label of superstar winemaker Bibiana González Rave. Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, where she achieved a degree in chemical engineering (her father was an electrical engineer and her mother was in finance), Bibiana then earned a Technician of Viticulture and Oenology diploma in Angoulême, France, followed by a diploma of Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. She worked harvests in Bordeaux – at none other than Château Haut-Brion – as well as with Stéphane Ogier in Côte Rôtie and Domaine du Devevey in Burgundy. In addition, she worked in South Africa and with the likes of Peay, Au Bon Climat, Qupé and Lynmar in California. In addition to these Cattleya releases, Bibiana is also responsible for the Alma de Cattleya, Shared Notes (along with her husband, Jeff Pisoni), Wayfarer, and Luli wines.” - Robert Parker’s protégé Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points
“With 5 years under impeccable cellar conditions, this gloriously silky and buttery nectar tastes like liquid gold! Simultaneously pristine, refreshing, and oh-so satisfying, this inaugural release promises to deliver massive satisfaction for years to come. Framed by brilliant freshness, it evolves with complex flavors of apple, pear, lemon curd, nectarine, dried apricot, mineral, vanilla bean, flowers and honey, along with a savory swirl of sweet, exotic spices. Oak adds the perfect touch of buttered toast, perfectly dry on the incredibly balanced and long finish. Irresistible today, but has the potential to continue to age effortlessly, a rarely seen feat with California Chardonnay.” - California Wine Advisors

“Cattleya is the personal label of superstar winemaker Bibiana González Rave. Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, where she achieved a degree in chemical engineering (her father was an electrical engineer and her mother was in finance), Bibiana then earned a Technician of Viticulture and Oenology diploma in Angoulême, France, followed by a diploma of Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. She worked harvests in Bordeaux – at none other than Château Haut-Brion – as well as with Stéphane Ogier in Côte Rôtie and Domaine du Devevey in Burgundy. In addition, she worked in South Africa and with the likes of Peay, Au Bon Climat, Qupé and Lynmar in California. In addition to these Cattleya releases, Bibiana is also responsible for the Alma de Cattleya, Shared Notes (along with her husband, Jeff Pisoni), Wayfarer, and Luli wines.” - Robert Parker’s protégé Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Cattleya

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Russian River