Some wines, like the Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay, of which we are bottling over 20,000 cases are difficult to blend. Difficult because our tank capacity is limited and there are so many components. The solution is to rent a wine tanker for a few days. The tanker has a capacity of 6500 gals., equal to one of our largest tanks. The trick is to get it inside without hitting anything and far enough to close the winery doors.
Bruce is now blending the wine using a flow gauge to accurately calculate each component. The result, I can guarantee, will be equal to last year’s vintage which won a Platinum Medal a few weeks ago at the Monterrey Wine Competition. The secret is in Bruce’s selection of vineyards and the meticulous handling of the wine. Meanwhile, enjoy the 2010 vintage before it runs out.
To Order the 2010 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay: Santa Barbara Winery