Sanford Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2018

Sanford Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2018

$55.00
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol
12.5%

Overview

The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is where it all began. In 1971 this was the first vineyard planted in what became the world-class, cool-climate Sta. Rita Hills appellation. The 2018 vintage continues this legacy; characterized by great concentration and balance.

Aging

16 months in French Oak (25% new)

Fermentation

Gently whole cluster pressing and barrel fermentation in French Oak

Winemaker

Trey Fletcher

Tasting Notes

Style

Balanced, Full-bodied

Flavor

Lemon, Peach, Pineapple, Mineral, Oak, White Flowers

Aroma

Entices with aromas of white peach, lemon peel, white flowers and spearmint.

Taste

Bright, beautifully layered, and nuanced. Meyer lemon, candle wax, and cut straw all grace this very savory Chardonnay. Orange marmalade, stone fruits, and chamomile work seamlessly with the rich textures on the palate. This wine is natural with richer dishes and even light game.

Wine Ratings

91

Wine Spectator

Powerfully crunchy, with plenty of savory accents to the lemongrass and green apple flavors. Fresh finish has a minerally snap.