2017 Chamisal Vineyards Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
92 points, Wine Advocate
91 points, Wine Spectator
We source from some of the most prestigious sites in the Sta. Rita Hills including Sandord’s La Rinconada, Peake Ranch, Zotovich, and John Sebastiano Vineyards. The vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills benefit from the windy maritime influence that funnels through the east-west corridor. Calcium rich soils combined with sandy loam and clay loam soils make for excellent growing conditions for Chardonnay throughout the appellation.
This bright wine exhibits focused characteristics with aromas of stone fruit, ripe pear and jasmine. The entry is fruit driven with hints of toasted oak, Fuji apple and white peach, giving an element of purity to the mid-palate. Finishing clean with fresh minerality and broad texture, the wine is a beautiful example of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay.