Grand Reserve Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2019

Lush tropical fruit, lemon, lime and floral notes intertwines with nice minerality from the calciferous soils in the Santa Maria and Los Alamos Valleys. There is a touch of floral notes from the small amounts of Dijon and Rued clones, and a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the rich, long finish.

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/bottle
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Wine Facts
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Composition
100% Chardonnay
T.A.
0.63g/100ml
pH
3.58
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

2018 Vintage

92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2020

The 2018 Chardonnay Grand Reserve is made exclusively from Santa Barbara fruit. Creamy, polished and wonderfully inviting, the 2018 has so much to offer. Bright floral accents from a touch of Musqué Clone Chardonnay add lift to this weightless, supremely expressive cool-climate Chardonnay.

 

 

Winemaking

Aged 7 months in 76% French oak, 28% new, with the balance in American oak. This Chardonnay is sur lie aged with lees stirred twice monthly to integrate the fruit and oak, and lend a creamy mouthfeel to balance the wine's bright acidity.

Vineyards

Santa Barbara County is renowned as being one of California’s coolest grape growing regions due to its unique east-west running valleys running along the coast. Santa Barbara’s cool, maritime climate results in a long growing season, with extended hangtime on the vines giving these grapes more balanced ripeness and intense flavors.

All of our estate vineyards are CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE by the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program, as we firmly believe that the highest standards make the best wines.

lush tropical fruit, lemon, lime and floral notes. hint of vanilla and spice
Primary Aromas & Flavors
crab cakes
Food & Wine Pairing
50° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape