From the producer:
The 2016 vintage is anchored in old vine Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, planted in 1977. Harvesting in two passes—September 7 and September 20— allowed us to first obtain fresh, fruit-driven aromatics and then a deeper expression of minerality. The Monterey component is comprised of fruit from the McIntyre Vineyard, which sits on the sunny slope of the southern Santa Lucia Highlands, known for its enticing Chardonnay.
Wet stone minerality at entry lifts to an enlivening arc of acidity on the palate. Subtle hints of cream and white peach are balanced by a clean, bright finish. La Follette honors these expressive vineyards with judicious use of oak and minimal handling of the wine in yielding a polished, yet dynamic Chardonnay.