2016 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay (LIMITED!)

After a hiatus for a couple years, Cellars 33 returns big time to the Chardonnay grape with this gem from the Santa Lucia Highlands. A blend from the famous vineyards of Rosella's (40%) and Sierra Mar (60%), this lush and flavorful Chardonnay displays the classic tropical flavors you've come to expect from SLH Chardonnay without any new oak to interrupt the natural display of classic California Chardonnay.

After aging this wine in neutral barrels for over 14 months and holding the wine in bottle for an additional 7 months, this beauty is ready to roll. If you dig lush and tropical California Chard without being over the top oaky, then this is one to get by the case and start digging in.

Region/Appellation:
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard:
Santa Lucia Highlands - 60% Sierra Mar Vineyard and 40% Rosella's Vineyard
Composition:
100% Chardonnay
Aging:
14 months neutral barrels
Alchohol:
14.2
pH:
3.68
T.A.:
5.79g/L
Residual Sugar:
N/A
Winemaker:
John Fones