2016 La Rinconada Vineyard Chardonnay

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2016 La Rinconada Vineyard Chardonnay

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First planted in 1997, La Rinconada sits adjacent to the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Primarily planted to both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the lower section is panted on an extinct portion of the Santa Ynez River. Sandy loam, diatomaceous earth, shale, and deeply layered alluvium soils coupled with strong maritime influences creates perfection for Burgundian varietals.

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Bright and lively Meyer lemon, hints of bees wax, white flowers, under ripe peach and chamomile fan out both in the glass and on the palate. Hints of lime zest gives you a sense of minerality and adds complexity to the long vibrant finish. 30% new French oak was utilized to add aromatics and power to the mid palate. Vinous 94 Points

2016 La Rinconada Vineyard Chardonnay

Clonal Selection: 100% Chardonnay, Clone 76.
Growing Season: 2016 was a classic vintage. Warm days and cool nights gave us good acids and the moderately long hang time brought about great concentration.
Brix at Harvest: 22 brix.
Chemistry: Finished total acidity 0.72 with a pH of 3.21, Alc. 13.7%
Fermentation / Élevage: Barrel fermented and spent 14 months in barrel, then 3 months assembled in tank. 30 % new French oak, Gently filtered.