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Current Release

2018 Chardonnay, Duvarita Vineyard 750ML

2018 Chardonnay, Duvarita Vineyard 750ML

In addition to fantastic Pinot Noir, the biodynamic Duvarita Vineyard grows intense yet balanced Chardonnay from its gentle slopes of sandy soils further down the hill. Wines here are medium bodied and elegant, with a stony minerality and a remarkable depth of flavor. These wines evolve slowly and will absolutely repay bottle aging (under appropriate storage conditions).

Jeb Dunnuck gave this wine 94 points, stating:

“The 2018 Chardonnay Duvarita Vineyard comes from a cooler site located outside the boundary of the Sta. Rita Hills. It was brought up in one-third new French oak and saw plenty of lees contact. This medium gold effort offers a complex bouquet of ripe stone fruits, sappy herbs, salty minerality, and ample spice. With beautifully integrated oak, medium to full body, outstanding balance, and a great finish, it's going to evolve for a solid 7-8 years, if not longer.”

Extremely Limited: Only 145 Cases Produced.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2018
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750 ml