Santa Maria Valley

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Our 2010 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay is slightly rounder on the palate than the 2009 due in large part to additional malo-lactic conversion and barrel aging. In order to achieve the desired balance and integration, we used only native yeast and neutral oak. The lees were stirred every two weeks for the first year, producing added depth and weight. On the nose we get notes of fresh citrus and baked pears with hints of buttered toast and flowers. On the palate, a velvety texture and balanced acidity are supported by flavors of golden apple and honeysuckle which remain focused through the lengthy finish.


Presqu'ile 2010 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay receives 90 points from Stephen Tanzer

Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar,November 2012
2010 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay featured in the winter issue of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.


100% Solomon Hills Vineyard
September 28-29, 2010
100% Chardonnay - 50% Clone 95; 50% Clone 96
17 months in French oak barrels, 100% neutral
Total Acidity:
5.9 g/L
Alcohol %:

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Winemaker Notes
Dijon clones 95 and 96 from Solomon Hills provide a supple base with bright acidity and tropical and citrus notes. Our winemaking is minimalist: cold fermentation with native yeast, aging in neutral French oak and lees stirring twice a week for six months.
/ 750ml bottle
Limited availability, please call 805-937-8110
Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2010

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