US-SDH-01-16

Chardonnay, ‘Santa Barbara County’, Sandhi

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is a blend from different vineyards located in Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, and Sta. Rita Hills. Vineyard sources include Bien Nacido, Gainey, Zaca Mesa, Rita’s Crown, Wenzlau, Bentrock, Duarita, and Sanford & Benedict. The average vineage is 25 years old. The wine was fermented in used older French oak barrels with ambient yeast and without any other additions (except a little SO2). The wine was aged for 10 months in barrel and finally racked to stainless steel tanks and bottled with a light fining.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Tasting Notes

Pretty aromas of citrus flowers and fruit. Notes of limes, lemons and toasty notes from oak. On the palate it will have good structure and plenty of restraint and balance making it a very food-friendly and approachable wine.

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