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2018 Patterson Chardonnay
NEW RELEASE

2018 Patterson Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol %
12.5
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$45.00
/ 750ml
SKU: SH18CHPT67

The Patterson Vineyard is a special site we are happy to introduce in the 2018 vintage. The most compelling facet of Patterson is the genetic material of the Chardonnay vines. The vineyard was planted with cuttings from our sister estate, Evening Land, in the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon. These Chardonnay vines were originally brought to Oregon from the great Burgundy vineyards of Corton and Les Cailleret (in Puligny-Montrachet).

Like Sanford & Benedict and Bentrock, Patterson is a north-facing site. We cherish this aspect (especially for Chardonnay) as it slows sugar accumulation and prevents acidity from falling precipitously as harvest approaches. Patterson is the highest elevation site in the appellation - higher than Mt. Carmel and Rita's Crown, but unlike these sites, the soils are heavier, clay-based soils that yield a more texturally generous wine. We are thrilled with the finished wine and very excited to share the 2018 Patterson Vineyard Chardonnay with you.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol %
12.5