Racines (Northern California only), 2018 Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay, Wenzlau Vineyard
Production & Aging: Native yeast barrel fermented in 350-500L French oak puncheons resulting in 18% new oak. 12 months barrel aging on fine lees before racking and aging 6 months in stainless steel tank.
The 2018 Chardonnay Wenzlau Family Vineyard speaks with tremendous
authority. A wine of real direction and personality, the 2018 has so much going
on. Pear, lemon confit, white flowers, crushed rocks and dried herbs are
beautifully layered. The 2018 is incredibly nuanced, precise and deep, yet it
remains especially sophisticated and polished. 95 pts
— Antonio Galloni, VINOUS