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Chardonnay Gold 2018 Santa Rita Hills

Chardonnay Gold 2018 Santa Rita Hills
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
Sept 27th and Oct 9th, 2018
Aging
Aged 11 months in tight-grain medium-toast French oak barrels (35% new, 65% 1-3 yr. old)
Bottling Date
August 12, 2019
Alcohol %
14.2
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SKU: R18CHG2

This “Gold Collection” Chardonnay is made from a special selection of barrels to emphasize richness and depth of flavor from two exceptional Santa Rita Hills Vineyards. Notes of fresh pineapple, citrus and vanilla. Bright elegant tropical flavors, rich creamy texture, long fruit finish. 85% is from La Rinconada Vineyard (clone 15, elegant and structured), grown in tan sandy soils at the edge of the Santa Rosa Hills, these grapes develop additional depth and structure along with the classic bright Santa Rita Hills flavors.  15% is from Zotovich Vineyard (clone 76, bright and tropical), grown in white sandy soil close to the ocean, these grapes develop especially bright delicate flavors.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
Sept 27th and Oct 9th, 2018
Aging
Aged 11 months in tight-grain medium-toast French oak barrels (35% new, 65% 1-3 yr. old)
Bottling Date
August 12, 2019
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Color: Medium straw Aromas: Notes of fresh pineapple, citrus and vanilla Palate: Bright elegant tropical flavors, rich creamy texture, long fruit finish
Vineyard Notes
This “Gold Collection” Chardonnay is made from a special selection of barrels to emphasize richness and depth of flavor from two exceptional Santa Rita Hills Vineyards. 85% is from La Rinconada Vineyard (clone 15, elegant and structured), grown in tan sandy soils at the edge of the Santa Rosa Hills, these grapes develop additional depth and structure along with the classic bright Santa Rita Hills flavors. 15% is from Zotovich Vineyard (clone 76, bright and tropical), grown in white sandy soil close to the ocean, these grapes develop especially bright delicate flavors.
Production Notes
323 cases
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were picked in the cool morning and whole-cluster pressed. The juice was racked into French oak barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to preserve fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness from barrel fermentation. 100% malo-lactic fermentation.