2019 Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
Sourced from coastally influenced vineyards as far north as Gonzales in the Salinas Valley to our very own Chamisal VIneyard in the Edna Vallley. The commonality of these vineyards is their cool, maritime influenced climates that retain acidity and prevent overripe characters from developing in the grapes.
This Chardonnay is all about purity and focus. Clean, vibrant fruit aromatics; lime zest, green apple, passionfruit and a light floral note. The palate showcases the ability of a chardonnay to be crisp but retain opulence without the influence of oak with a surprisingly round entry followed by long, linear acidity. The finish is clean with a hint of salinity.