Sanford La Rinconada Chardonnay 2018 - 750ml

$ 55.00

La Rinconada Chardonnay is very expressive, displaying lemon confit and wet rocks while a touch of hazelnut adds charm. Bright, detailed, and nuanced, La Rinconada Chardonnay has a lot going on aromatically, while the minerally stone fruits on the palate are racy with a long finish. This classic Chardonnay pairs well with sushi, Asian dishes, or a simple cheese plate.

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This singular site has proven itself to produce distinctive Chardonnay over the last twenty-two years. The alluvial soil, derived from deposits of the Santa Ynez River, provides everything needed to grow balanced vines with exceptional purity and elegance.


10 months in French Oak (25% new)


Gently whole cluster pressing and barrel fermentation in French Oak

In 1971 Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict took a chance on a spring fed farm on the north facing slopes of the east west traversing Santa Ynez River on California’s Central Coast and planted what became Sanford & Benedict Vineyards to Pinot Noir. Planted in 1997, the La Rinconada Vineyard sits adjacent to Sanford & Benedict, and contains 12 clones within 20 vineyard blocks. La Rinconada is primarily planted to Pinot Noir, but is complemented by some very special Chardonnay vines. The success of these sites depends on the maritime influences of the Pacifc Ocean. The movement of fog and cooling winds up valley and the soil, a living medium of minerals and organic material, is quite unique to this growing region. A byproduct of receding seas, river-deposited particles, landslides and the slow weathering of ancient stone, which in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA includes shale, serpentine, and sandstone. The lower portion of La Rinconada sits on sandy loam, but transitions to clay loam, diatomaceous earth and shale on the hills closer to Sanford & Benedict.

Country United States
Region Santa Barbara
Sub-Region Sta. Rita Hills
Ratings 91 Points WA
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Color White
ABV 14.5%
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Closure Cork

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