2014 Solomon Hills Chardonnay

Hand harvested at night, and whole cluster pressed. It was then barrel fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aging was sur lie for 18 months in French oak; 25% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.

Exotic aromas of citrus rind, and wet rock on the nose. This Solomon Hills is focused with a very rich, phenolic mid palate and precise finish.

Vineyard Sites

Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley. 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this Chardonnay is planted on the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley appellation. This site is not only the furthest west in Santa Maria but its also one of the coolest.

Varietal

Chardonnay, clone 75, 95, 96

Vine Age

Planted in 1999

Yield

2.6 tons/acre

Alcohol

13.1%

Cases

233

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95+ Points Antonio Galloni
Vinous
June, 2015

Soils

Garey Series; is a marine based wind deposited loamy sand that at one time was the sea bed.