Alma Rosa Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
Brilliant green gold in the glass, this Chardonnay charms with fragrant pear, ripe melon and fresh apple aromas in the nose. Subtle white peach, lychee and faint vanilla notes emerge with more air. The aromas follow through on the palate with similar integrated fruit flavors surrounding a sleek lemon/lime core of acidity. The citrus fruit structure merges with apple flavors and extends into the finish, which has a lingering fruit and green spice glow. Our 2017 Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay has a seamless and polished quality.
Especially for an appellation blend, this is a wondrous, regionally indicative bottling, starting with clean and fresh aromas of honeysuckle, Asian pear and lime pith. There's a flashy sizzle of acidity on the sip, where lily and honeysuckle flavors meet with kiwi and restrained guava, wrapped up in a delicate texture.