Deovlet Wines - Chardonnay, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Sta Rita Hills 2016 12/750ml

Classification
White
Country
US
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietals
Chardonnay
Producer
Deovlet Wines
Farming
Sustainable
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
91
$324
Deovlet Wines - Chardonnay, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Sta Rita Hills 2016 12/750ml

Classification
White
Country
US
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietals
Chardonnay
Producer
Deovlet Wines
Farming
Sustainable
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
91
Highlights
• Transcendent, regal quality commands attention and reminds of Chablis
• Apple blossom, lemon zest, sage, crushed rock; slightly fleshy with a samurai finish
• 91 Vinous
Varietals
Chardonnay
Vineyard
Own-rooted block of Sanford & Benedict, planted to Wente in 1973
Farming
Sustainable
Vinification
Hand harvested; pressed to tank; after onset of fermentation, transferred to barrel to complete primary fermentation and undergo a partial secondary fermentation
Aging
15 months on fine lees in 100% French oak, 20% new
Reviews
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 91 The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is laced with expressive apricot, honeysuckle, mint and tangerine. Tropical inflections add complexity without overpowering the wine. The 2016 finishes with lovely creaminess in the mid-weight style that is typical of the year. Deovlet sources fruit from one of the sections of the vineyard that is still planted with head-trained vines.
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