2014 Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay

The Sierra Madre Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley is owned by Doug and Jan Circle. It sits at 215 ft. above sea level and consists of 155 acres, 91 of Chardonnay and 64 of Pinot Noir. It is the most northern and one of the western-most vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, only 15 miles from the coast, and benefits greatly from its unique marine influence. It is also one of the few valleys in the state that run East/West as opposed to North/South. An exceptionally cool growing season encourages slow ripening over a long period of time, allowing for the development of structure and flavor intensity.

TASING NOTES
"Medium yellow hue. Distinctive scents of key lime pie, butterscotch, ripe fig, passion fruit, lemon, and mango. This lively profile sails nicely into a pure palate of citrus and tropical fruits. This Chardonnay exhibits zesty acidity and great polish in the mouthfeel. The finish is well focused, bright, and lingering. Enjoy now through 2025."

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Accolades:

94 Points / Wine Enthusiast

This wine from a historic vineyard is hard to put down... Read more