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    Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2009
    Chardonnay - Central Coast, California

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    • WS88
    • WE87
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    Professional Ratings: 88 Wine Spectator, 87 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109683

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our 2009 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay comes from our two estate vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills, La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict. The 2009 vintage was low yielding and balanced, resulting from near perfect growing conditions. This produced intense, but elegant wines with great structure. This hand harvested, barrel fermented chardonnay shows intriguing aromas of citrus and lychee nut. In addition to the lovely fruit, this wine has complex characters of roasted nuts and minerality that carries through its long finish. This full bodied wine has nice acidity to keep it in balance and makes a nice complement to most seafood, poultry and pasta with lighter sauces, and makes an excellent pairing with mushrooms (especially chantrelles and morels).

    Critical Acclaim:

    Fresh and lively, offering citrus-infused stone fruit flavors, with touches of white peach and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with a clean finish. Drink now through 2015. 8,508 cases made.

    88 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Lots of sweet, smoky oak on this wine, with flavors of pineapples, peaches, limes, vanilla and honey. It's balanced with crisp acidity. Drink now.

    87 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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