2006 Vintage : 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2008 Vintage : 90 Points Robert Parker
The Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay is styled to highlight the vivid aromas and flavors of our cool climate fruit. The wine was 100% barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation. Additional layers of complexity were achieved through sur lie aging and weekly hand stirring of the barrels, known as batonage. Native yeasts, which contribute silkiness and depth to the wine, were used on selected lots to round out the final blend.