2018 Estate Chardonnay
The Sta. Rita Hills region delivers some of the finest examples of Chardonnay in California because our climate is like “refrigerated-sunlight”. This results from the bright sunshine we enjoy throughout the growing season, competing again the cold winds coming from the Pacific Ocean. It is this dichotomy that creates beautiful Chardonnay that has a citrus freshness and richer flavor akin to something more decadent like a mix of Meyer Lemon, Yuzu and Lemon oil. During vinification, we approach the wine with a conservative yet strategic use of new French oak and no lees-stirring.
Straw yellow, aromas of Asian pear, green apple, jasmine, gravel and lemon peel jump from the glass. A vibrant and refreshing palate. This wine is well rounded and will age with grace and complexity.