Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2013 Efeste Chardonnay Lola – Bottle Notes

Efeste, pronounced like the letters “F-S-T” strung together, was named after the last names of founders Helen & Dan Ferrelli, Patrick Smith, and Kevin & Angela Taylor. Efeste is located in the Warehouse District of Woodinville, Washington. Peter Devison took over full-time winemaking duties when Brennon Leighton left to work with Charles Smith in 2012.

The Lola Chardonnay is sourced from Evergreen Vineyard

Gold in color. 14% ABV. Beautiful nose of stone fruits, honeysuckle and minerals. Rich and creamy with bright acidity. Peach, honey, lemon oil and creme brulee on the palate. The finish is long and succulent. Delicious Chardonnay. Drink over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2013 Lola is available at retail and the winery for $35.

Efeste has one of the best white wine programs in the state of Washington and the red wines are also exceptional. The wines are readily available at retail, via the wine club and at the winery.

I’ve blogged about Efeste previously in The Great Whites of Washington.

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