Chardonnay can show the Winemaker’s thumbprint and we like ours to be complex but not heavy and buttery. This Chardonnay comes from the coolest AVA of Santa Barbara, the Santa Rita Hills. It is grown in very sandy soils on the western end of the appellation and is 100% barrel fermented in French Oak for mouthfeel and richness. The cool climate provides beautiful natural acidity with fresh green apple, pear and minerality. It is pale yellow in color and will pair well with fresh seafood and local greens, or spicy food.
86 cases produced, 100% Rancho Esperanza Vineyard in the SRH, 100% barrel fermented