Sanford Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2018

Sanford Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2018

$39.99
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol
13.5%

Overview

Our 2018 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay comes exclusively from our two estate vineyards in the heart of this cool-climate appellation. The 2018 vintage began in early September and was cool and long growing season. This resulted in slow ripening and mineral-driven wines with plenty of richness and concentration.

Aging

8 1/2 months in French Oak (20% new)

Fermentation

Gently whole cluster pressing and barrel fermentation in French Oak

Winemaker

Steve Fennell

Tasting Notes

Style

Elegant, Full Bodied, Structured, Balanced, Full-bodied

Flavor

Almond, Citrus, Peach

Aroma

Enticing aromas of brioche, meyer lemon, and white flowers intermingle with beeswax and passion fruit.

Taste

The wine appears soft and generous but develops a lovely saline note that complements the texture and drives the finish.