Sanford Chardonnay 2016 750ml
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Sanford Chardonnay 2016

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Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Sanford
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Our 2016 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay comes exclusively from our two estate vineyards in the heart of this cool climate appellation. By gently whole cluster pressing and barrel fermentation in French oak, this Chardonnay has lovely texture to balance the vibrant palate. 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 and excellent pairing with mushrooms (especially chanterelles and morels). Intriguing aromas of grilled citrus, stone fruits and roasted almond. In addition to the bright fruit, the palate has racy minerality, great structure and a long finish.
Wine Spectator
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Focused and minerally tasting, with subtle toasty notes to the pear tart, baked apple and dried tropical fruit flavors, supported by fresh acidity. Offers a long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2022.

Kim Marcus, March 31, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Smoked hazelnut and rich oak aromas are cut by whiffs of lemon rind, citrus spray, chalk and Asian pear on the nose of this appellation blend. The palate offers both sharp citrus and rounded apple flavors.

Matt Kettmann, February 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills reveals a discrete nose of lime, lemon curd, white flowers and almond paste, followed by a medium-bodied, open-knit palate with juicy acids and average concentration and length.

William Kelley, April 27, 2018