2019 The Hilt Estate ChardonnayUdsolgt
Matt Dees, Winemaker Notes:
Vibrant, toasty, and reserved. Fresh pineapple. Lemon curd with powdered sugar lift. Lithe and graceful. ≠xotic and saline. Like oyster brine. Long life ahead. Remains taut and reserved with a fine level of soft and supple fruit. Loquat, green apple, chamomile tea, ginger, lime pith and agave. Absolute finesse with a touch of the raw energy from the cold Pacific winds. A wine of place and of attitude. Cold and steely with an undeniable touch of warmth, generosity, and overall pleasure.
STA. RITA HILLS 2019
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills
CLONAL SELECTION: 76, 95 and S+B
BARRELS: 34% new French oak, 56% neutral French oak, 10% stainless steel for