Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

2016

This wine comes from three growing regions within Santa Barbara County, each of which is influenced by unique soil types and proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Santa Maria Valley is one of California's coolest AVAs with well-drained soils and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. When picked at earlier stages of ripeness, Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley shows more citrus notes, and as the fruit ripens on the vine, it becomes increasingly tropical in expression. Slightly warmer in climate, the Los Alamos area has sandy loam soils. Just south of Santa Maria Valley and Los Alamos, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is characterized by steep vineyard slopes, a distinct gravel minerality, and the signature Santa Barbara County ocean influence.

$16
 / 750ml
Wine Profile

White citrus blossoms, tropical pineapple, honey, apple and a hint of brioche.

Chardonnay
Alcohol
14.20%
Aging
16 months in French oak (8% new)
Tasting Notes

Aged in neutral French oak barrels to preserve freshness, this coastal Chardonnay is highlighted by notes of pineapple, citrus and a blast of tropical fruit.