Carlson Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2020
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- United States
Consistent with my winemaking philosophy, this wine has a beautiful, rich texture to it. There is noticeable oak but it is in balance with the lime and honey aromas. The barrel fermentation enhanced the mouthfeel of the wine. I allow the wine to undergo Malo Lactic fermentation which softens the acidity of the wine. The Sur-Lie aging provides the wine a creamy mid-palate layer which enhanced the overall richness. There also is a nice vanilla aroma from the barrels as well as a touch of spice. I really like the texture of this wine. It has a stated richness and a more focused fruit profile. The subtle and delicate nuances seem to stand out.