2017 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay
"Light and bright aromas of lemon peel, Anjou pear and damp oak show on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. There is a tangy grip to the sip, where soft wood flavors meet with citrus flavors and are framed by a taut structure." ~ Wine Enthusiast
Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Chardonnay by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. In vintage 2017 we were fortunate to secure several tons of Chardonnay from one of the most historically significant vineyards in all of California, the iconic Sanford & Benedict.
Originally planted in 1971, this mature vineyard yields a wine that is beautifully structured with plenty of fresh acidity and verve. The palate offers lovely citrus and tropical fruit flavors backed by enticing minerality and a hint of toast.