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2017 Highland Chardonnay

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SKU: 17CH7

Chardonnay, the most popular white wine varietal. A noble grape, originally from Burgundy, now with its world-class reputation firmly established in the best coastal regions of the New World.

With each vintage of Highland Chardonnay, we showcase the unique attributes of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The 2017 cuvee includes 50% fruit from our Double L estate, the balance from outstanding neighbors in the SLH, including McIntyre and Tondre. The Double L Vineyard has been “Certified Organic” since 2002, but has been conscientiously farmed in this method since the original plantings in 1997.

This focused, elegant Chardonnay’s aromas feature pear, clove, green apple, and caramel. On the palate, aromas are complemented by a light touch of meyer lemon, graham cracker, and nutmeg. Incredibly food-friendly, the 2017 Highland Chardonnay is a perfect match for cream-sauced pastas, roast pork, and seafood.

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Wine Specs
Santa Lucia Highlands
7.4 g/l
8 months aging in french oak; 29% new
75% Malolactic
Alcohol %

95 Points 
"Silky and crisp with exceptionally tangy style; pure, racy, long and lively with a backdrop of elegant, subtle notes; lovely and remarkable at this price; actually, remarkable at any price." - Anthony Dias Blue, July/August 2019

93 Points
"A strongly mineral kick of wet slate meets with apple peels, marmalade, toast and wool on the nose of this bottling. The palate is tense and taut with flavors of lime peel and kiwi, framed by a chalky minerality." - Matt Kettmann, August 2019

91 Points
"Offers mouthfilling richness, with generous flavors of butterscotch, baked apple and glazed pear, accented by a twist of citrus zest. Spicy and toasty notes fill the finish. Drink now through 2023." - KM, October, 2019

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