Las Nenas 2018 Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills, California | La Rinconada Vineyard
The 2018 Co^lluvial™ “Las Nenas” Chardonnay bottling is grounded in the majesty of California’s Santa Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area). The fruit is drawn from the La Rinconada Vineyard. Planted in 1997, La Rinconada sits adjacent to the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Home to 20 vineyard blocks and 12 clones, La Rinconada is also primarily Pinot Noir, complemented by some very special Chardonnay vines. This site enjoys the maritime influences of the Pacific Ocean, in particular the fog and cooling winds provide the perfect conditions for a longer growing season. The lower portion of La Rinconada is a sandy loam, which transitions to more clay loam mixed with diatomaceous earth, alluvium soils and shale on the hills closer to Sanford & Benedict.
Clean while creamy aromas of yellow pears, apples and a light hint of chamomile tea. The palate delivers a strong mineral kick from this single vineyard expression terroir’s, offering flavors of riper apples, pears and hints meyer lemon. Great density on the palate combined gracefully to deliver delightful freshness and a long mineral finish. 92 Points – Matt Kettmann – Wine Enthusiast
Bouillabaisse. Pan Roasted Chicken with roasted vegetables, white rice and aji verde. Fish Tacos with spicy avocado slaw.
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