- Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2012 Product #29399 (In Stock)
Here's a terrific California Chardonnay buy! All the rich, ripe, fruit and flavor of the Sta. Rita Hills with no oak.
"Untouched by oak or malolactic fermentation, this is a pure Santa Rita Hills chardonnay: salty and intense, linear in its acidity yet opening into the succulent sweetness of a ripe papaya. It’s a lively and affordable white that’s tuned into its terroir."Wine & Spirits 90 points
- Tyler Chardonnay Zotovich Family Vyd Sta. Rita Hills 2012 Product #30255 (In Stock)
Just 8 cases available of this 150 or so case cuvee from sandy soils in the northern part of the Santa Rita Hills. About 20% new oak adds richness and a touch of toast to the spiced pear and apple fruit. Fun to drink right now and even better at table with seafood, poultry, and more.
"Green-tinged yellow. An assertively perfumed bouquet shows Meyer lemon, quince and honeydew, with ginger and jasmine touches adding lift and complexity. Taut, minerally and sharply focused, offering powerful orange zest and yellow apple flavors given spine by juicy acidity. Finishes sappy, spicy and very long, leaving notes of ripe pear and white pepper on the aftertaste." Vinous (Reynolds) 93 points
"Justin Willett continues to knock it out of the park with these new releases, and few people in the Central Coast are doing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay better than this guy. These all lean toward the more focused, energetic end of the spectrum, yet they have solid mid-palate depth, vibrant fruit and classy profiles that keep you coming back to the glass. The 2012 Chardonnay Zotovich Vineyard comes from beach sand-like soils and has a structured, medium-bodied and layered feel on the palate. Showing plenty of mint, leafy herbs, mineral water and clean stone fruits, it builds nicely in the glass, has vibrant, beautifully defined aromas and flavors and a seamless texture. Enjoy this beauty over the coming 3-5 years."Wine Advocate 94 points