Sanford La Rinconada Chardonnay
The La Rinconada Chardonnay is our flagship Chardonnay. It is sourced exclusively from one of our two estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills. The 2014 vintage was the earliest on record, caused by dry winter and warm spring conditions. A warm, even growing season with ideal conditions in the summer and fall resulted in a richly structured, age-worthy wine.
Complex and balanced, this single vineyard Chardonnay has aromas of citrus, toasted hazelnut, and white flowers. This wine shows the classic Sta. Rita qualities of minerality and crisp acid to balance the full palate. This versatile wine will pair well with a range of cuisines, but will shine alongside fresh crab, grilled salmon or Caesar salad.
91 Points: "Well-structured, with green apple and nectarine flavors that are supported by plenty of fresh acidity. Pure and minerally on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 422 cases made." - Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator