Racines (Northern California only), 2017 Sta Rita Hills Cuvée Chardonnay
Soil is Sorento Loam predominately from the Wenzlau vineyard, which is leased by Racines.
Native yeast fermentation and aged 12 months in French oak puncheons and 6 months in stainless steel tank. 17% new oak.
The 2017 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is a blend taken from Wenzlau, Bentrock and Sanford & Benedict. Creamy, open-knit and inviting, the 2017 is incredibly delicious. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and light tropical notes grace this subtle, gorgeous appellation-level wine from De Montille. 92pts
— Antonio Galloni