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French Laundry—Maven Genetics, CA, summer 2023

Published on September 14, 2023 · Last updated November 14, 2023
Icy and dark buds of French Laundry by Maven dominated in 2023. Name change incoming. (Photo by Lindsey Bartlett for Leafly)
French Laundry by Maven dominated in 2023. (Photo by Lindsey Bartlett for Leafly)

95 points out of 100

Summer 2023

Price: $51 / eighth

Ooh la la! The crystals on the popular new strain French Laundry will make you throw a Michelin star or two Maven’s way. Dark purple and subtly light green bud interlace with sticky orange hairs under a cotton candy layer of crystal trichomes. Its dominant terpenes are Limonene and Caryophyllene, which offer a savory and sweet combination. The complex, honey-garlic dry hit is an entire meal. These buds are a sight to behold. Almost too pretty to burn. I said…almost.

The San Fernando Valley-based growers at Maven Genetics operate a potent 1,600-light grow and extensive breeding program. The team of friends and legacy cultivators say their 2023 pheno hunt is popping over 140 different flavors. A cross between The Soap and Maven’s in-house cultivar L.A. Rouge, French Laundry is a hit. The hybrid high is well-balanced. You’ll find yourself melodically moving from mystical mellow valleys to transcendent peaks. Let ‘er rip.

Box for French Laundry by Maven. (Photo by Lindsey Bartlett for Leafly)
French Laundry by Maven dominated in 2023. (Photo by Lindsey Bartlett for Leafly)

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Lindsey Bartlett
Lindsey Bartlett
Denver writer and photographer Lindsey Bartlett is an editor at Westword and 303 Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to Leafly.
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