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2020 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills
SANTA RITA HILLS AVA | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Scents of lemon, French vanilla, and chamomile lead to a linear palate of crushed stone, green apple, and brioche. Aged in a French oak, malolactic fermentation lends mid-palate texture. Finishes long with focused acidity.
Jeb Dunnuck 92 points ~ Coming all from the Radian Vineyard (although that's not listed on the label), the 2020 Chardonnay Radian Vineyard has beautifully clean, pure aromatics of white peach, melon, white flowers, and chalky minerality. Medium-bodied on the palate, it's balanced, has nicely integrated acidity, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Drink this outstanding Chardonnay over the coming 3-5 years. Maturity 2022-2027. — Jeb Dunnuck
Vinous 91 points ~ The 2020 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is a wild, exotic wine. Pear, apple, mint, and jasmine. Gives off an almost Riesling like quality. Silky and exceptionally polished, the 2020 is superb. All of the fruit is from Radian, one of the very finest sites in the appellation. Drinking window 2022-2028. — Antonio Galloni