Sanford Gravity Flow Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills
This is the second vintage of our “Gravity Flow” Chardonnay. Named in honor of our water source, natural springs that flow via gravity from high on the hill to our southeast down to the winery. Gravity flow also refers to our use of this natural force to gently move our wine during the production process. A blend of our two estate vineyards, the 2014 Gravity Flow Chardonnay is a small blend made from individually selected barrels from two vineyard blocks.
Tasting Notes: This barrel fermented wine is a classic Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay brimming with vibrant citrus, mineral and honeycomb notes. On the palate the texture is rich, yet balanced with a bright acidity and flinty character. This wine is a versatile, age-worthy Chardonnay that will pair well with shellfish, salmon and soft cheeses.