The Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is composed of six different Chardonnay clones grown on eight lots across the Lafond Vineyard. Each clone has distinct characteristics, and each lot consists of different types of soils.

 

Winemaker Bruce McGuire creates an incredible depth of flavor by layering the unique characteristics found in each clone. Finally, this wine undergoes barrel aging before it is ready to tell its complex story.

Winemaker Comments: 8 different lots from 6 different clones picked over a 3.5 week period provides a multi-faceted expression of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Ripe, bright and tropical. The 100% barrel fermentation adds richness which frames the fruit.

 

Tasting Notes: The 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is a golden hay color with mild aromas of lemon zest,cantaloupe, and jasmine. Flavors of crisp pear, crushed gravel, and almond complete thepalate. This bright Chardonnay pairs well with shrimp scampi, fish tacos, and beet salads.

 

Awards

Wine Enthusiast- 91 points

Gold Medal 2019 San Joaquin Wine Competition

Gold Medal 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition

Gold Medal 2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging

Double Gold Medal 2019 Toast of the Coast International Wine Competition- 94 points

Best of Sta. Rita Hills AVA 2019 Toast of the Coast International Wine Competition- 94 points

Best Chardonnay 2019 Toast of the Coast International Wine Competition- 94 points

2017 Chardonnay - Sta. Rita Hills

SKU: 414017
$25.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    52% Hilltop Ranch Chardonnay

    48% Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

     

    HARVEST
    September 9 - 27 & October 2 - 7, 2017
    Sugar: 22 - 24.2 Brix

     

    BOTTLING

    September 4 - 6, 2018


    WINE
    Alcohol: 14.4%
    Total Acid: .71
    pH: 3.27
    Dry

     

    French & Hungarian Oak, 19% new oak

    100% Barrel Fermented

    100% Malolactic Fermentation

    Production: 3,038 Cases

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