The grapes for this wine come from a variety of vineyards that Winemaker Bruce McGuire has selected over the years for their quality and consistency. Many are from the same blocks year after year. Our cool climate Chardonnay is balanced with grapes from warmer vineyards.

All the grapes were pressed as whole clusters with 53% of the wine fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 47% was barrel fermented and underwent malolactic fermentation. The barrelled wine was aged 'sur lie' and its lees were regularly stirred to impart flavor and complexity.

The result is a wine that is bright and flavorful with a great deal of fruit intensity. We consider this our trademark Chardonnay, a wine we have consistently produced year after year.

Winemaker's Comments: This Chardonnay was sourced from all three valleys in Santa Barbara County: Los Alamos, Santa Maria, and Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Ynez. It was picked over a full month and represents the diversity of Santa Barbara County.

2018 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

SKU: 11018
$18.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    60% Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay

    14% Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay

    14% Hilltop Ranch Chardonnay

    8% Wente Vineyards Chardonnay

    4% Lafond Vineyard Riesling

    AVA: Santa Barbara County

     

    HARVEST
    October 3 - November 3, 2018
    Sugar: 23.1 - 25 Brix

     

    BOTTLING

    June 4 - 28, 2019

    WINE
    Alcohol: 14.3%
    Total Acid: .68
    pH: 3.49

    Dry

     

    47% barrel fermented, 15% new

    Production: 17,000 cases

  • We kindly request a 3 bottle minimum order.

     

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