11 Ratings
Gainey Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills

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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Our Estate Grown Chardonnay is a blend of grapes from our three ideally situated Santa Ynez Valley vineyards: Rancho Esperanza and Evan’s Ranch in the cool-climate Sta. Rita Hills appellation in western Santa Ynez Valley near the Pacific Ocean and our Home Ranch in the warmer, eastern end of the valley. Blending this prime fruit together allows us to craft a deeply flavorful, beautifully textured and delightfully complex chardonnay. The wine boasts fresh golden apple, spiced pear and melon aromas with citrus and mineral undertones and hints of vanilla, honey and oak spice. Rich and creamy on the palate, its succulent honeyed apple, white peach, lemon-lime and mineral flavors are nicely accented by subtle, spicy oak tones in the long, refreshing finish. Delicious now, this superb Santa Ynez Valley chardonnay will drink beautifully over the next 2-3 years. ×