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Longevity California Chardonnay 2019
White Wine from USA - California
Longevity is from the Livermore AVA in California, an hour south east of San Francisco. Here winemaker Phil Long is very hands-on with all his wines, only producing a few thousand cases annually across the range. This chardonnay is full-bodied and generous in style, with vanilla, honeydew melon and baked apple on the soft palate.
2019 was, notwithstanding some terrible fires, a very good one.A long warm summer made up for wet weather in the spring and the growing season was long. Harvesting was carried out without the necessity to rush anything, and most fruit was safely gathered in when wildfires broke out late in October. Some wineries were devastated by the flames but most came away unscathed and with little smoke taint affecting the wines. White varieties show excellent potential, as does pinot noir, but most reds show very well in a very good vintage.