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.
8 1/2 months in French Oak (20% new)
Gently whole cluster pressing and barrel fermentation in French Oak
Enticing aromas of brioche, meyer lemon, and white flowers intermingle with beeswax and passion fruit.
The wine appears soft and generous but develops a lovely saline note that complements the texture and drives the finish.