Presqu'ile Chardonnay 2013
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Our 2013 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay displays the complexity and poise we have come to expect from the deep, sandy soils of western Santa Maria Valley. We employ traditional, natural techniques- native yeast fermentation, native malolactic conversion, sur lie aging, and light lees stirring- to elevate and enhance the distinctive character of this region, accenting its fine balance between richness and vivacity. - Winery Notes
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine AdvocateAn impressive white from this estate, the 2013 Chardonnay has a classic feel in its apple, lemon curd, salty minerality and hint of rising bread aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, elegant and nicely layered, with good acidity and a clean, dry finish, drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years. The elevage here was 12 months 15% new French oak.
Wine EnthusiastSea salt, lemon, lime, grapefruit blossoms and a touch of ripe nectarine give complex depth to the nose of this high-end winery's larger-production white. The palate offers similar flavors, from brisk lime juice and sliced apples to warmer touches of sea-salt caramel.