Chateau Lettau

Published April 14, 2014

For those of you who love Albarino or those who are just understandably tired of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc as your white wine options, check out Chateau Lettau in Paso Robles. Adjacent to the downtown square, they’re serving an Albarino with that lively tart crisp acidity, a hint of butter, and the richness and thickness of lemon meringue. It is an absolute smash movie popcorn wine.

Viognier lovers will surely enjoy their Chardonnay for its floral fragrance.  It may be its time in French oak that gives it this character but it is definitely a French style Chardonnay. Their Zinfandel is also uncharacteristic for this varietal. It may have a little of that hallmark jammy flavor just from berries but its balanced with anise and pepper. This is a smooth light zin.

Whenever you plan to visit Chateau Lettau’s tasting room, make sure it’s a Friday night when they really get the room rockin with live music. They’re also open late, which means you can show up after your workday and end the work week properly.

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