Sourced entirely from the single Los Alamos Vineyard is nestled in Santa Barbara’s rolling hills, a climate considered by many to be ideal for Burgundian varietals. The cool ocean air and abundant fog of Santa Barbara County allow Chardonnay grapes to ripen slowly and evenly while developing delicate, complex flavors and crisp acidity. To complement and preserve the fruit’s vibrant coastal character, the wine is made in a completely un-oaked style. It is fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks and does not go through malolactic fermentation, which preserves the pure flavors of the fruit. The result is a final blend that combines tropical aromas and rich flavors with refreshing acidity and a vibrant mouthfeel. It shows aromas of white peach, nectarine, gala apple and orange zest. On the palate the ripe fruit flavors of apple, peach, orange and lime carry through. A lively and delicious bargain!!
Having enjoyed their sauvignon blanc, we decided to try their chardonnay, especially as Santa Barbara offers a lighter fruitier wine as opposed to the Northern CA wineries. It's a good inexpensive "go to" for a summer night. Decent quality/price ratio.