2020 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
Sourced overwhelmingly from estate-grown fruit at Domaine de la Côte, the 2019 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonny is brims with the energy and brightness associated with the wester edge of the appellation. Buttressed with fruit from Rinconada and Patterson vineyards, two north-facing sites with rich-clay soils, the careful combination offers up our very favorite vintage of this wine to date. The grapes were crushed before pressing into neutral 500L puncheons. The wine underwent an indigenous fermentation with no additions or adjustments. After 10 months in puncheon, the wine was racked to tank and bottled after an additional 4 months without filtration.
1,934 cases produced
A stunningly beautiful and exciting wine, the 2019 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is bright and sculpt, brimming with citrus, green pear, chalk, and white pepper overtones. The mid-palate is incredibly rich and focused and the finish is marked by minerality and mouthwatering acidity.