In 2018 we returned to a Santa Barbara County appellation for our flagship Chardonnay. At bottling the wine has a very tightly knit structure. Aromatically, the minerally apple/pear fruit is a bit like a baby Top Cream minus the new French Oak. On the palate, that fruit is launched by a bracing acidity which ushers in a mouthwatering effect all the way through the uber-long finish. While it does have some textural beef, it’s also the kind of Chard that can be chilled way down and sipped poolside. Wine Clubbers will be paying in the low $20’s for it. Just another little liquid miracle
from the blessed soils of Saint Barbara.