Fallon Place is excelling at its craft. I had a great time tasting eight wines, including the library wines. The La Cruz Chardonnay is a bright standout, and the Landa ZInfandel was nicely balanced and just delicious.
Rusty Gaffney, Prince of Pinot
La Cruz Chardonnay - Bright golden yellow color in the glass. Bright aromas of lemon, yellow apple, creme brulee and warm brioche lead to a nicely appointed core of lemon, pineapple, pear, and caramel apple flavors. The texture is slightly creamy and there is a briny hint of the sea. A richer, riper style that seems oak appointed even though only neutral oak was used. Score: 89
The La Cruz Chardonnay would be awesome on a sunny California day with a spread of local cheeses, where you are stoked to have a representative, modern Sonoma Chardonnay from a world class vineyard.