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John Sebastiano Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 Sta. Rita Hills AVA - Stringer Cellars

John Sebastiano Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
Sta. Rita Hills AVA

$35.00   750mL

John Sebastiano is one of the latest and most exciting vineyards
planted in Sta. Rita Hills. Planted west facing along the extreme
eastern edge of the appellation, this vineyard is host to a variety of
micro-climates driven by maritime influences. The vineyard is
planted 150 acres to vine, of which 104 acres are Pinot Noir and
only 6 planted to Chardonnay. Soils here are clay-loam underlaid by
limestone and vary greatly in depth due to the nature of the slopes
and swales. Coupled with premium clone selections, the result is a
dense yet graceful wine.

The handpicked fruit was gently pressed whole-cluster and the juice
cold settled overnight. The settled juice was then transferred to a
combination of new and neutral barrels for fermentation. After
primary fermentations were completed the wine was inoculated with
a combination of yeasts for complexity and moved to cold storage
where it slowly went through malolactic fermentation. Aging was
done over 12 months sur less, without stirring.

Tasting Notes:
A highly aromatic nose of white flower blossoms, Meyer lemon, and
rich nutty aromas are a tantalizing welcome into a glass of this
carefully crafted single vineyard wine. On the palate you will find an
elegant medium bodied wine with a wonderful balance of edgy tang
and creamy clean flavors of lemon curd, pear and wet stone.

  • Blend100% Chardonnay
  • WinemakerCasey Stringer
  • AppellationSta. Rita Hills
  • VineyardJohn Sebastiono Vineyard
  • Oak20% new Damy French Oak barrels and then an additional 5 months in tank.
  • Aging/Cooperage12 Months Barrel, 5 months in tank
  • Alcohol13.9%
  • PH3.3
  • TA.65g/100mLs