2019 Highland Chardonnay
With each vintage of Highland Chardonnay, we showcase the unique attributes of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The 2019 cuvée includes 51% fruit from our certified organic Double L estate, with the balance from outstanding neighbors, including McIntyre and Tondre vineyards.
The grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. Whole cluster pressing preserved the fruit flavors and natural acidity. We barrel fermented the wine in 26% new French oak and partial malo-lactic ensured the wine a creamy richness, balanced by bright acidity.
This focused, elegant chardonnay’s aromas feature lemon curd, caramel apple, and apple pie. On the palate, aromas are complemented by a light touch of baked apple and pear. Incredibly food-friendly, the 2019 Highland Chardonnay is a perfect match for cream-sauced pastas, roast pork, and seafood.
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"Lush toasted nose, smooth, balanced, rich, with bright tangy style." - Anthony Dias Blue, August 2021