2007 CHARDONNAYWine Match Special Selection

100% Chardonnay
Sanford Winery & Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $22.00
club price: $17.60
available:Yes
cases:17000
formats: 750mL
released:Mar 1, 2009
date profiled:Mar 10, 2010
region:Central Coast
AVA:Santa Maria Valley,Sta ... Santa Maria Valley,Sta. Rita Hills
vineyards:La Rinconada, Sanford & B ... La Rinconada, Sanford & Benedict, Bien Nacido, and El Camino
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:24.5°
alcohol:14.5%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:20% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100%
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Steve Fennell Notes
Our 2007 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay comes from four great vineyards. Our estate vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills, La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict, along with the El Camino Vineyard in Los Alamos and the Bien Nacido Vineyard east of Santa Maria, combine to give this wine aromatic complexity and layers of flavor. The 2007 vintage was low yielding and produced wines of great intensity and structure. This barrel fermented Chardonnay shows all of the exotic tropical fruit and citrus that Santa Barbara is renowned for, along with the minerality that is a signature of wines from the Santa Rita Hills. This full bodied wine has nice acidity to keep it in balance and makes a nice complement to most seafood, poultry and pasta with lighter sau ...more... ces
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