Santa Barbara Winery Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2018 Rated 91WE
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- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 91Dried apple and lemon-peel aromas meet with savory hints of dried herb and peanut shell on the nose of this bottling. There's a savory streak to the sip as well, where oregano adds to the dried citrus and toasted nut flavors.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Sta. Rita Hills AVA has achieved much acclaim for its Chardonnays, and this classic lives up to its Reserve title. The grapes came from five Chardonnay clones on the Lafond property, and fruit from Hilltop Ranch, one of the oldest vineyards in the area. The Santa Barbara Winery Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay oozes sophistication with rich, fully-ripe aromas and flavors. Baking spice and oak meet the nose as pineapple and vanilla coat the tongue, leading to a smooth, honey finish.