2017 Lúuma (AKA Wine Co.) Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

SKU #1399818

A very fresh, bright, floral, crisp Chard, perfect for summer sipping. Nice weight and richness on the palete but with zesty acidity and mineral tones. Very minimal oak influence here. Fantastic value for money! A lovely everyday "house" Chardonnay or crowd pleasing party wine. Delicious! (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Domestic Wine Buyer)


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Price: $19.95

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By: Dejah Overby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/3/2019 | Send Email
This is a clean and focused style of Chardonnay with a light citrus and stone fruit note in the finish. On the nose a bit of white flower and almond shells. I love the mouthfeel and body from this wine, it is medium-bodied and not overly aggressive or too lush, plus the acidity is just perfect. The palate is clean with a hit of citrus and stone fruits. If you are a mostly French Chardonnay drinker, this is that version but domestic with 80% in stainless, 20% oak, with 10% being new, and 15% malolactic fermentation. This is the perfect wine if you want freshness and complexity.

By: Andrew Tobin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/6/2019 | Send Email
Chardonnay seems to be one of the most divisive grapes on the market today, and I regularly have customers tell me they don't like it because of how buttery and oaked it is. While there are those Chards out there, it can also fall on the exact opposite end of the spectrum. The Luuma is a wonderful example of how bright and complex the grape can be. Sourcing fruit from Scribe, the wine only sees 20% oak, 10% of which is new. The rest is aged in stainless steel, making for a Chardonnay with notes of bright green apple, lemon, tropical pineapple, and white flowers. This is a perfect summer wine that regular chardonnay drinkers will love, and might change some minds if you're willing to give it a try!

By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2019 | Send Email
What a steal!! Luuma tastes like the best of the coolest parts of Sonoma Coast: ripping acidity, soft texture with just a slight buffer of creaminess, and loads of white rock minerality. Lovers of Scribe, Flowers, Wayfarer, and Fort Ross Seaview Chardonnay can find a bright, delightful everyday alternative in this gem. Buy it now!

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2019 | Send Email
This is a delicious Sonoma Coast Chardonnay made by 4th generation California farmers, the Mariana brothers. They use only 10% new oak, and 15% malolactic fermentation, for the brightest, purest expression of the excellent Sonoma Coast terroir. Soft citrus, stone fruit, just-there white flowers, a creamy texture from lees aging, and a long bright finish.

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/11/2019 | Send Email
A fun easygoing and fresh style that has plenty of weight and texture but stays clean and steely on the finish. I love these bright, palate cleansing styles of white for parties, picnics and sipping on the patio.

By: Jeffrey Markavage | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/1/2019 | Send Email
If you’re looking for a fun and interesting wine that doesn’t fall neatly into any category than this is the wine for you. The 2017 Luuma Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a party in a glass. Coming in at 12.5% it has an aromatic profile and texture of a Grenache blanc or even a Gewurztraminer. I get loads of tropical fruit with mixed with honeysuckle and Jasmin flower. If you’re a Chardonnay lover I promise this will still be up your alley. The 17 is very fresh, clean and bright with no apparent oak. Oh and the best part… Scribe winery makes it and I can afford it!

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
Specific Appellation:

Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).