Tiny production Chardonnay wins blind tasting against the “BIG” boys & girls

In a recent blind tasting with my tasting group of 15, a tiny producer surprised us all.

The lineup included: 

Failla “Platt” 96 Points
Rochioli “Little Hill” 98 Points
Cattleya “Beyond the Treshold” 97 Points 
Ceritas “Porter-Bass” 97 Points 
Kistler “Kistler” 97 Points
Nid Tisse “Hyde” 97 Points
Paul Lato “Goldberg Variations – Hyde” 99 Points
 Littoria “B.A. Theriot” 97 Points, 
Peter Michael “Ma Belle-Fille” 96 Points
 La Sirena “RRV” 96 Points

The Result:
La Sirena “RRV” – 6 First, 4 Second, 2 Third place votes
Paul Lato “Goldberg Variations – Hyde” – 4 First, 4 Second, 2 Third place votes
Nid Tisse “Hyde” – 3 First, 3 Second, 6 Third place votes
Cattleya “Beyond the Treshold” – 2 First, 2 Second, 2 Third place votes
Rochioli “Little Hill” – No First, 2 Second, 1 Third place votes

La Sirena 2021 Chardonny, Russian River Valley
GGWC 79.99
Use code LASIRENA during checkout

The fruit is sourced from the original 1969 planting of the Rued clone of Chardonnay, known for its tropical aromatics, blended with fruit from the Bacigalupi Paris Block, one of the sources for the Chateau Montelena 1973 Chardonnay that won the Paris Tasting. Brilliant light golden straw in color with gorgeous fruit aromas of crisp pear, pineapple, delicate melon, a whiff of green apple and citrus, with nice minerality and complementary notes of caramel, beeswax, and a kiss of vanilla. A very light touch of toasty French oak enhances the aromatics and fruit flavors across the palate. The mouthfeel, texture, and flavor profile are just delicious, with nicely balanced acidity and richness that lingers in an extraordinary finish.
FMW 96 Points: “The 2021 La Sirena Chardonnay, Russian River offers up flinty and bright fruit aromatics. This lush, full-bodied white showcases an elegant body, loaded with pure fruit,  lime zest, green apple, umami richness, and a whiff of minerality. This lush wine offers both power and elegance. The final chapter offers bright, freshly-styled crushed white flowers, more apple fruit, and a touch of toasty vanilla form a pleasant crescendo for this great youngster’s long finish.”

Make sure to check out Heidi’s other gems (they all assort for free shipping):

La Sirena Aviatrix Sparkling
La Sirena The Pirate Red
La Sirena Moscato Azul
La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon

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