Racines, 2020 Sta Rita Hills Cuvée Chardonnay


Producer


Vintage

2020

Region

United StatesCalifornia

Appellation

Sta Rita Hills

Varietal

Chardonnay

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Barrel Fermented, Indigenous yeast fermented, Malolactic

Soil Type

Gravelly loam

Note

Arrives March 1

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 2019 Chardonnay Sta. Rita hills cuvée is a wonderful wine and a terrific introduction to the Racines Chardonnays. Creamy and layered in the glass, the 2019 has so much to offer. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, white pepper and crushed rocks lend brightness and energy. The Sta. Rita Hills cuvee is one of the hidden gems in the range. Vineyard sources are mostly Wenzlau with a touch of Domaine de la Côte.
– Antonio Galloni