• Lafond Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016 92

    Lafond Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

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    92pts Wine Enthusiast

    "The palate is surprisingly zippy with acid and Meyer lemon zest, but also shows richer hints of browned butter and toasted almond toward the finish. It's a crowd-pleaser for many tastes." ~ Wine Enthusiast

    Just rated, this Lafond Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay delivers beautiful toast notes and some decadent brown butter, opposite a bright acidity. It's perfect for lighter appetizers, roasted lobster with lemony brown butter, grilled salmon tacos with mashed avocado and tangy slaw, or buttermilk fried chicken with creamy mashed potatoes. Any of that sound good to you?

    Wine Enthusiast:  "Lemon peels, sea salt, hazelnut and honeysuckle aromas play up the more voluptuous side of Chardonnay, and hint at marshmallow without going so far. The palate is surprisingly zippy with acid and Meyer lemon zest, but also shows richer hints of browned butter and toasted almond toward the finish. It's a crowd-pleaser for many tastes." Jun 2018

    Winery:  "The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley. The fog cools the vines from the day's summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure. Eight different lots from six different clones provide a multi-faceted expression of SRH Chardonnay. 100% barrel fermented with 100% malolactic embellishes the intense fruit of this Chardonnay."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork                          
    Varietal 100% Chardonnay, 52% Lafond, 48% Hilltop Ranch
    Alcohol 
    14.6%
    Total Acidity
    0.68g/L
    pH 3.43
    Aging 8 months sur lie
    Region Santa Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, California
    Production Limited to 3,155 dozen