Since moving to Santa Barbara County, we have grown to love Chardonnay again due to the wonderful cool climate offered in the Santa Maria Valley where we purchased the grapes for this wine. We selected the Sierra Madre Vineyard and a particular clone selection in this vineyard that we have some background with. It is a supple wine with great structure, yet produced in a style that we appreciate given the cool climate conditions. The wine is a refreshing break from many of the current heavy-handed California Chardonnay wines.
A swirl releases clean mineral aromatics, citrus blossom, Bosc pear and pink grapefruit. The layers of flavors are focused and nuanced with Pippin apple. light caramel, racy acidity, wet slate and mouthwatering Meyer lemon that lingers on the finish.