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2020 Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay
Santa Barbara County

88 points - Wine Enthusiast

Our 2020 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is from Lafond Vineyard. Different fermentation techniques were also employed to increase complexity. Big fruit, bright acidity and a smooth finish combine to define one of our trademark wines

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SKU: 11020
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept 16 - Oct 2, 2020
Sugar
24.2 Brix
Acid
.71
pH
3.27
Bottling Date
May 27, 2021
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2020 Chardonnay has aromas of honeysuckle, apple blossom and lemon zest followed by soft accents of vanilla. Apricot and honeydew flavors flow across the palate, with lightly toasted oak, cool minerality and a lingering citrus note adding texture and depth. This wine is clean, with a persistent finish. Enjoy with roasted chicken or salmon with cream sauce.
Vineyard Notes
100% Lafond Vineyard
Production Notes
42% stainless steel fermentation at cool temperatures; 58% barrel fermented w/malolactic fermentation + sur lie aged; 3,575 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Different fermentation techniques were used: the barrel fermented component adds richness and texture to the crisp, minerality of the stainless steel fermented wine. It's absolutely delicious.
Food Pairing Notes
Creamy soups; shellfish; brie-style cheeses