Santa Barbara Winery Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016
The grapes for this wine come from a variety of vineyards that Winemaker Bruce McGuire has selected over the years for their quality and consistency. Many are from the same blocks year after year. Cool climate Chardonnay is balanced with those from warmer vineyards.
All the grapes were pressed as whole clusters with 67% of the wine fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 33% was barrel fermented and underwent malolactic fermentation. The barrelled wine was aged 'sur lie' and its lees regularly stirred to impart flavor and complexity.
The result is a wine that is bright and flavorful with a great deal of fruit intensity. We consider this our trademark Chardonnay, a wine we have consistently produced year after year.
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Wine SpectatorOffers rich white fruit and spice flavors, supported by bright acidity. Green apple, fig and ripe melon notes dominate on the palate, mixing with buttery accents and ending with hints of sage honey on the finish. Drink now through 2023.