Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay displays pale, golden color with aromas of lemon, kiwi, orange blossom, sweet basil. On the palate, the wine is fresh and clean with flavors of lemon, kiwi, orange blossom, sweet basil.
Jeb Dunnick 95 - The 2015 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills checks in as a blend of the 3D, Acin and Machado Vineyards, and it’s brought up identically to the single vineyards. In addition, there’s really no barrel selection made, so don’t think of this cuvee as a second wine. Like the Hapgood, it’s a seriously rich, unctuous beauty that offers notes of buttered citrus rind, candied lemons, honeycomb and hints of minerality. Deep, rich and thrillingly textured, it’s certainly the smart value play of the lineup as it’s half the price, but more than half the wine.
Wine Spectator 92 - Refined and powerful, with concentrated flavors of green apple, ripe citrus and mineral that are deftly supported by fresh acidity. Hints of dried savory herbs show on the finish. Drink now through 2022.