Las Nenas 2019 Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills, California | La Rinconada Vineyard
The 2019 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.
“Scents of cinnamon and creosote overlay a tropical fruit core of peach and dried apricot. The flavors, however, are juicy and fresh, lined with a mineral or wind-inflected edge, with the tension for white sausages.” 92 Pts Patrick J. Cominskey, Wine & Spirits (Best Buy)
“Sharp and slightly sour lemon aromas show on the nose of this single-vineyard bottling. There’s a compelling mineral tone to the start of the sip, and then come waves of Meyer lemon rind, grapefruit pith and a slightly fatter white-peach element in the midpalate.” 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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