Sanford Gravity Flow Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills
This is the third vintage of our “Gravity Flow” Chardonnay, a blend of fruit from both of our estate vineyards, La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict, and named in honor of our precious water source, natural springs, which flow via gravity from high on the hill to our southeast down to the Winery. Gravity is also employed to gently move wine using our unique elevator tanks.
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
A barrel selected blend from four estate vineyard blocks, including old vine Sanford & Benedict, this barrel fermented wine highlights the focus and purity of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. White flowers, citrus peel, and toasted hazelnuts entice on the nose, while bright acid and pronounced minerality give the palate a delicious sense of balance to go with the citrus and tropical tones. This exceedingly food friendly Chardonnay cries out for seafood.