windstream-chardonnay20131

Windstream® Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

2014

$24.95

The maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean creates morning fog and afternoon winds: an ideal climate for the production of world-class Burgundian varietals.This “stream of winds” directly affects the Sarmento Vineyard, which is located in the prestigious Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey. The soil is well-drained loamy sand with many fist-sized cobblestones. Winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons works employ traditional techniques and modern technology to create wines that express ripe fruit flavors with balance and finesse: barrel fermentation, lees stirring, and sur lie aging.

 

A luscious, structured wine with intense flavors of ripe pear and green apple. Barrel fermentation contributes nuances of oak spice and honey, while malolactic fermentation creates a round mouthfeel with a supple, creamy texture. Grown in our Sarmento Vineyard in Northern Monterey, the climate is very windy and very foggy, similar to that of the Burgundy region of France.

 

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$24.95/bottle
3-5 bottles
$23.00/bottle
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$21.00/bottle
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  • 91 Points – Wine Spectator
  • 92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
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