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Chardonnay 'Sta. Rita Hills', Racines

Chardonnay 'Sta. Rita Hills', Racines

Blend of fruit predominantly from Wenzlau; leased and farmed by Racines | Native yeast fermentation in a combination of tank and 500L puncheons | Aged for 18 months in French oak (17% new) & 6 months in stainless steel | 681 cases produced

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Rita Hills
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
94
Date:
2019-09-12

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2019-09-01
Review:
The 2017 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is a blend taken from Wenzlau, Bentrock and Sanford & Benedict. Creamy, open-knit and inviting, the 2017 is incredibly delicious. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and light tropical notes grace this subtle, gorgeous appellation-level wine from De Montille.

Decanter

Score:
92
Date:
2019-07-07
Review:
Racines Wine Co. is the Sta. Rita Hills-focused partnership between Justin Willett and Etienne de Montille, and their 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is a straightforward expression of the place their collaboration calls home. Classic aromas of pear skin, lemon curd and buttered toast lead into a creamy and pure palate. The finish is crisp and energetic, with a floral and airy quality to the finish. Drinking Window: 2019-2027