2016 Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay
Santa Maria Valley
The Sierra Madre Vineyard is located in Northern Santa Barbara County, near the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley. This beautiful wine showcases the combination of a premier vineyard site and the artisan craft of our winemaker. The Sierra Madre Chardonnay was aged 9 months on the stirred lees in 30% new French Oak barrels. The wine also went through malolactic fermentation which softened the natural acidity and cultivated aromas of green apple, pineapple and pie crust. The palate is fruit forward, yet full bodied with elegant cream, pear and baking spices.
99 Points | Best of Class | Double Gold | California State Fair, 2018
92 Points | Gold | Toast of the Coast, 2018
This stylish wine is ideal for pairing with butter poached halibut with creamed corn polenta.