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2019 Reserve Chardonnay
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2019 Reserve Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills

91 points - Wine Enthusiast
94 points & Gold - 2023 CA State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

The Sta. Rita Hills AVA has achieved much acclaim for its Chardonnays, and this classic lives up to its Reserve title. The grapes came from Lafond Vineyard and Hilltop Ranch, one of the oldest vineyards in the area. 100% barrel fermentation and aging, with additional malolactic fermentation, has resulted in a beautifully creamy, complex wine.

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SKU: 11119
Wine Specs
Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept 26 - Oct 26, 2019
24.3 Brix
Bottling Date
April 15, 2021
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2019 Reserve Chardonnay is rich but well-balanced resulting from the region’s warm, sunny days and cool nights influenced by its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The nose of this wine showcases bright citrus, lemon, and peach. On the palate, flavors of lemon zest, peach, and vanilla with a lingering, pleasant finish.
Vineyard Notes
82.5% Lafond Vineyard; 17.5% Hilltop Ranch; Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
100% barrel fermented; malolactic fermentation; 22% new oak; 1202 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Late cool vintage with slow ripening. Great for development of complex ripe flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Vegetable risotto; fried chicken; salads with creamy dressing