The Sta. Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.

The fog cools the vines from the day's summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure.

Winemaker's 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. 

 

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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