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Chardonnay

Invigorating combination of ripe and silky fruit alongside a refreshing backbone of vibrant acidity. An inviting and delectable Chardonnay that offers something for everyone.


  • Santa Barbara County
  • 1/3 neutral French oak, 1/3 New French oak, 1/3 stainless tanks 1/3 went through malolactic fermentation.
  • Cases Produced 684
  • 88 Points Antonio Galloni Vinous September 2018
  • 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck jebdunnuck.com October 2018

Winemaker's Notes: Low yields and cool days created a blend that is both bold and rich as well as chiseled and steely. Citrus and green melon and hints of baking spice. Ready to pop and pour, it shines immediately out of the bottle.

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  • Santa Barbara County
  • 1/3 neutral French oak, 1/3 New French oak, 1/3 stainless tanks 1/3 went through malolactic fermentation.
  • 675 Cases Produced

Winemaker's Notes: Low yields and cool days created a blend that is both bold and rich as well as chiseled and steely. Citrus and green melon and hints of baking spice. Ready to pop and pour, it shines immediately out of the bottle.

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  • Santa Barbara County
  • 1/3 neutral French oak, 1/3 New French oak, 1/3 stainless tanks 1/3 went through malolactic fermentation.
  • 250 Cases Produced

Winemaker's Notes: Our chardonnay is defined by fruit richness and vibrancy on the palate. Telltale notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and ripe citrus lead the soft and generous attack. Subtle notes of almond and clove appear as the refreshing acidity brightens the finish and keeps this chardonnay focused and precise. A pure and elegant Paring Chardonnay, it stays fresh and true to its cool climate roots.

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  • Santa Barbara County
  • 1/3 neutral French oak, 1/3 New French oak, 1/3 stainless tanks
  • 1/3 went through malolactic fermentation.
  • Coopers include Francois Frères, Ermitage, and Damy
  • 200 Cases Produced

Winemaker's Notes: Another gem from the sun-kissed 2013 vintage, this Chardonnay is defined by fruit density and richness on the palate. Telltale notes of tropical fruit (think pineapple) and ripe citrus lead the soft and generous attack. Subtle notes of almond and clove appear as the refreshing acidity brightens the finish and keeps this chardonnay focused and precise. A decadent Paring Chardonnay, that stays fresh and true t o its c ool climate roots.

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Winemaker's Notes: A wine of more richness and fruit intensity than its mineral-driven predecessor. Defined by a vintage drenched in endless sunshine, the blend displays tropical notes of pineapple and citrus with complex toasted hazelnut nuances. Smoke, orange peel and clove fill the glass within a few minutes. The palate is dense, smooth like velvet and flirts with the sweetness of candied orange peel, but remains focused and bright. The acid backbone from the old vines keeps the wine vibrant and clean and leads to a lengthy and pure finish. A true joy to drink and so versatile on the dinner table.

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Winemaker's Notes: My father grew up in southeastern Kansas. It gets hot down there. Trust me on that. He spent many of his childhood hours outside walking to school, working on farms and bailing hay in the sun. He once told me a story about his younger days that immediately popped into my head upon tasting the 2011. When he was out working and getting thirsty without a chance to quench his thirst, he would locate one of the many native wild gooseberry plants and grab a couple of berries. He'd eat one of the tart, but addictively sweet berries and then store another in his mouth as he continued through the day. The memory of the gooseberry sensation acted to keep his mouth watering in anticipation and thirst never entered his mind. This wine is ripe, rich and exotic much like a ripe gooseberry and it also has the clarity and acidity to wake up ones senses. It is fresh and endowed with remarkable tension and energy. This is my kind of Chardonnay. The best Paring Chardonnay to date. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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Winemaker's Notes: Bold and complex with an aromatic profile that immediately lifts out of the glass. Mandarin slices and lime zest shift to baking spice, gunflint, sweet smoke and subtle vanillin with hints of almond/hazelnut, ripe peach and dried apricot. Seamless and velvet-like on the entry, the ripe stone fruit combines with citrus and a subtle chalkiness. Great fruit density that remains elegant thanks to the presence of Santa Barbara county acidity. Finishes with laser-like focus and a hint of tart apple.

Winemaker's Notes: The 2009 blend marches to the same beat as our 2008 “The Hilt” chardonnay, a style with a subtle combination of lemon curd, white peach, mineral and citrus peel alongside clove, butterscotch and the nutty cashew aromas of classic California chardonnay. On the palate, these forces again combine to create a delicious balancing act between the focused, mineral-laden stainless fermented chardonnay and the hazelnut and toasty oak notes of the barrel fermented lots. While ripe apple pie flavors coat your palate, the laser-like focus from the cool climate fruit keeps the ride to the finish lively, with tart, mouthwatering granny smith-like acidity.

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Winemaker's Notes: Tantalizing mix of hazelnut, ripe peach, butterscotch and gunflint jumps from the glass. Intense flavors of apricot with subtle notes of smoke and oak. Rich midpalate that oozes with minerality, but is kept in balance by the bracing acidity that rises on the finish. Classic Central Coast chardonnay character with distinct nod to Meursault.

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