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2016 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2016 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol %
13.6
In Stock
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$32.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 16CHARD

SANTA RITA HILLS/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

This Chardonnay was grown on one of the coolest sites in the Santa Rita Hills, showing a focused and balanced expression of the varietal. Scents of lemon curd and chamomile lead to a linear palate of crushed stone, ripe apple and juicy acidity. Aged predominately in used French oak, malolactic fermentation contributes a mid-weight texture and lasting finish.


Reviews
Vinous  91 points

The 2016 Chardonnay is lifted, translucent and super-expressive, with attractive citrus and floral-laced character. Medium in body and nuanced, the 2016 is exceptionally beautiful, not to mention hugely enjoyable. Drink 2018-2023. — Antonio Galloni

Jeb Dunnuck  90 points

Sourced from the Rancho Esperanza vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2016 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills spent 10 months in mostly neutral barrels. It has a classic Burgundian reductive character as well as lovely white peach, white flowers, and honeyed mineral aromatics, medium body, vibrant acidity, and a chiseled, elegant style on the palate. This is classic old school Chardonnay with one foot in Burgundy and one foot in California. Drink it over the coming 5-6 years. — Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol %
13.6