Alma Rosa Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay
Sourced from vineyards along Santa Rosa Road, the southern boundary of the appellation.
• Harvested at night in mid September.
• Fermented in stainless at elevated temperatures for both mouthfeel and citrus aromatics.
• Élevage: 14 months used French oak on the fermentation lees.
• Bottled after a light fining for clarity and texture with isinglass and skim milk.
Production: 700 cases
Wine Enthusiast – “Especially for an appellation blend, this is a wondrous, regionally indicative bottling, starting with clean and fresh aromas of honeysuckle, Asian pear and lime pith. There’s a flashy sizzle of acidity on the sip, where lily and honeysuckle flavors meet with kiwi and restrained guava, wrapped up in a delicate texture.” (93 Pts)