Our S-BAR Chardonnay is beloved for its bright acidity that forces flavors of pear, citrus and light pineapple to jump out of the glass. These nuanced fruit notes combine with vanilla bean and caramel imparted from the french oak to delight and evolve sip after sip.
Clone and single block selection
SIP Certified Sustainable
Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants
100% barrel fermented; malolactic fermentation was suppressed (0%)
Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 9 months
In 2018, the Edna Valley experienced the longest, coolest growing season since 2010. This is especially important for Chardonnay, which requires time and cooler temperatures to reach its full elegance, ripeness and expressiveness. Already known for its long growing season, Edna Valley wines from 2018, including this one, are exceptional and will be celebrated for their bright character, good depth and complexity in the many years to come.